Syrian Arab Republic

Aid workers share experiences of evacuations from eastern Aleppo, Syria

Children in eastern Aleppo were happy to be together after being evacuatedJanuary 2017 – Intensified fighting in eastern Aleppo starting in July 2016 resulted in thousands of people injured and killed, and has deprived the civilian population of essential services, including health care. In September 2016, the humanitarian community began negotiations with parties to the conflict to obtain approval for a medical evacuation and assistance plan that would allow the delivery of medicines into the city and the evacuation of civilians.

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21 June 2016 – With another delivery of lifesaving treatments to East Ghouta in Syria on 19 June 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reached, this year, the besieged...

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In focus

WHO reaches more people in need across Syria, thanks to the unwavering support of the European Commission

29 November 2016 – Aicha and her 5 children live in Jaramana, a small town on the outskirts of Damascus. Aicha fled the city of Deir-ez-Zor more than 2 years ago...

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Key health-related statistics

Total population (000s)

22 712

Total health expenditure (% of general government expenditure)


Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births)


Primary health care centres and units (per 10 000 population)


Total life expectancy at birth (years)


Source: Country statistical profiles 2016

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