Syrian Arab Republic

Syria Response Plan 2015 launched in Berlin

Syria_response_planThe health sector is requesting over US$ 317 million to continue providing life-saving assistance to the affected population inside Syria. Photo credit: WHO/B.Khabieh20 December 2014 – The Syria Response Plan 2015 incorporates, for the first time, a whole of Syria approach by bringing together humanitarian actors working inside Syria and in neighbouring countries under a single framework to increase the effectiveness of the response. Health partners are requesting a total of US$ 318 million, 182 million of which are for inside Syria. In 2014, WHO delivered over 13.5 million medical treatments to people in need across the country.

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WHO, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, held a workshop to review the performance of the Early Warning Alert and Response System (EWARS), in Damascus on 19 and 20 February...

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In focus

WHO and Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) deliver medical aid to opposition-controlled areas in Daraa and Rural Damascus

Damascus, 12 September 2014 – The World Health Organization (WHO) together with SARC delivered medical assistance from Damascus to hard-to-reach locations in Daraa and Rural Damascus governorates. Health authorities in three...

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Key health-related statistics

Total population (000s)

21 124

Total health expenditure (% of GDP)


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 (2013)

See Syrian Arab Republic country profile