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WHO increases support for cancer patients, the forgotten casualties of the Syria war

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WHO increases support for cancer patients, the forgotten casualties of the Syria war

13 April 2017 – Khedr is one of 1300 children currently receiving treatment for cancer at the Pediatric Hospital in Damascus. The hospital receives 350–450 new cancer patients each year, with ages ranging from one month to 14 years. The hospital receives 350–450 new cancer patients each year, with ages ranging from one month to 14 years. The majority are diagnosed with leukaemia, lymphoma and neuroblastoma.

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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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