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Addressing the silent impact of war: WHO expands mental health care services across Syria

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Addressing the silent impact of war: WHO expands mental health care services across Syria

27 March 2017 – The conflict in Syria is taking its toll on the population, with more people showing signs of mental health disorders, ranging from mild to severe. More than half of all Syrians are estimated to be in need of mental health and psychosocial support services, and one in 4 children is at risk of a developing mental health disorder. 

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Timeline of the Syrian crisis: 6 lives affected by 6 years of war

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Timeline of the Syrian crisis: 6 lives affected by 6 years of war

15 March 2017 – Six years of crisis in Syria have taken a dramatic toll on the health of the Syrian people and the health system that serves them. Since the beginning of the conflict, WHO has been working with health authorities and partners to ensure that critical care is available to those who need it most.

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WHO scales up response for drought-affected populations in Somalia

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WHO scales up response in Somalia for drought-affected populations in Somalia

Cairo, 27 February 2017 – WHO  is scaling up its response in Somalia to provide critical health services for 1.5 million people currently affected by severe drought conditions and a worsening food crisis. However, WHO urgently requires US$ 10 million as part of the United Nations appeal for the first 6 months of 2017. 

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