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WHO delivers health supplies to populations affected by the floods in Sudan in 2013WHO delivers health supplies to populations affected by the floods in Sudan in 2013Humanitarian action has entered uncharted territory in terms of the number of people requiring assistance, mainly as a result of the crisis in the Syrian Arab Republic, where almost 6.8 million people inside the country and 5.3 million Syrian refugees in the neighbouring countries are in need of humanitarian assistance as of December 2013.  Overall, more than 42 million people in 13 emergency countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region are currently affected by natural disasters and violence resulting from political conflict.


Polio outbreak response under way to protect children in five highest-risk countries

Amman/Cairo, 2 March 2014 – Children in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Syria will be the first of nearly 10 million children across the Middle East to receive a dose of...

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WHO delivers urgently-needed medicines and medical supplies to Lattakia

Lattakia, Syria, 30 March 2014 – The World Health Organization (WHO) is responding to the emerging health needs in Lattakia governorate by supporting local health authorities with critical medicines and...

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Medical supplies air-delivered to north-east Syria

10 February 2014 – The World Health Organization (WHO) started this week to deliver medicines, vaccine and medical supplies to north-east Syria by chartered flights from the capital Damascus. A first...

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In focus

Technical information on chemical accidents management is provided in the fact sheets and other publications and related links listed below. The...

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An expert consultation was held in Jordan in November 2013 to discuss the best possible way to support training and academic courses on health emergency risk management. The experts highlighted that...

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