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WHO responds to health needs of populations fleeing conflict in Al-Mokha City in Taizz governorate, Yemen

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WHO responds to health needs of populations fleeing conflict in Al-Mokha City in Taizz governorate, Yemen

Sana’a, 12 February 2017 — As violent conflict continues in Al-Mokha City in Taizz governorate, Yemen, more than more than 8000 internally displaced persons have fled to several districts of Al-Hudaydah governorate. WHO teams in the governorate are providing trauma care and primary health care services to newly displaced persons, and delivering medicines and supplies to health facilities.

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2016 in review: WHO’s work in emergencies in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

2016 in review: WHO’s work in emergencies in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

2016 in review: WHO’s work in emergencies in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

January 2017 – The Eastern Mediterranean Region saw continued deterioration of the humanitarian and health situation in 2016. By December, more than 62 million people were in need of urgent, life-saving and effective health care across the Region. Despite many challenges and setbacks, WHO and its partners managed to deliver much needed assistance to the most vulnerable and in need.

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Aid workers share experiences of evacuations from eastern Aleppo, Syria

Children in eastern Aleppo were happy to be together after being evacuated

Aid workers share experiences of evacuations from eastern Aleppo, Syria

January 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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