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WHO support helps Syrians seek treatment and recover from war-related injuries

WHO support helps Syrians seek treatment and recover from war-related injuries

WHO support helps Syrians seek treatment and recover from war-related injuries

Six years into the war in Syria, more than 300 000 people have been tragically killed and more than 1.5 million people injured. As the violence continues, a staggering 30 000 people sustain war-related injuries every month. Overwhelming numbers of critically wounded patients, acute shortages of staff, and damaged or destroyed health facilities have strained functioning health facilities to the limit. With more than half of all public hospitals closed or only partially functioning, those that remain functional, especially in hard-to-reach and opposition-controlled areas, face shortages of life-saving medicines and surgical supplies.

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5 things you need to know about the crisis in Somalia and 5 reasons why you should care

5 things you need to know about the crisis in Somalia and 5 reasons why you should care

5 things you need to know about the crisis in Somalia and 5 reasons why you should care

WHO has significantly scaled up its presence and activities in Somalia to respond to increasing health needs and prevent a worst-case scenario for millions of people at risk of famine, but resources are urgently required to enable the necessary interventions. Out of a total of US$ 825 million appealed for by the United Nations for the first half of 2017 for the pre-famine response, US$ 85 million is required by the health sector, of which US$ 13 million is required by WHO to reach 4.3 million people in first half of 2017.

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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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