In March 2013, WHO was part of a UN convoy carrying humanitarian supplies, including medicines and vaccines, to Aleppo.
The security situation in and around Aleppo, Syria’s second largest city, is volatile. In many areas, fighting is ongoing, and almost half of the city is occupied by the opposition. The city’s 3 functioning hospitals are struggling to provide health services due to shortages in water and electricity, lack of medicines and medical supplies, and an increased number of patients. Mobile clinics supported by WHO and other agencies have been forced to relocate to other parts of the country due to constant attacks.
In March 2013, WHO joined a UN mission to Aleppo to provide humanitarian supplies and identify urgent health needs.