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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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Health system in Yemen crumbles as millions risk malnutrition and disease

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Health system in Yemen crumbles as millions risk malnutrition and disease

23 February 2017 – Since the escalation of the conflict in March 2015, health facilities across Yemen have reported more than 7600 deaths and close to 42 000 people injured. The country’s health system has been another victim of the conflict. The budget allocated to health authorities has been drastically reduced, leaving health facilities without funds for operational costs and health care workers without regular salaries since September 2016.

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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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