Humanitarian Health Action

Kuwait Supports Children with Cancer in War-Torn Syrian Arab Republic

23 January 2015, Damascus – As the conflict in Syria approaches its fifth year, shortages in medicines has become an increasingly acute nationwide problem. The concerted efforts of health responders to alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable people, especially children with cancer, are undermined by the lacking availability of life-saving treatments.

Iraq - WHO delivers emergency health kits to Dhuluiya in Salah Aldin

WHO delivered five basic units of interagency emergency health kits to the Dhuluiya district in the Salah Aldin governorate.
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WHO delivered five basic units of interagency emergency health kits to the Dhuluiya district in the Salah Aldin governorate.

January 2015, Erbil -– To serve the population that has been under siege for seven months and minimize the challenges they face in terms of limited access to health care and lack of life saving medicines, WHO delivered five basic units of interagency emergency health kits to the Dhuluiya district in the Salah Aldin governorate. The kits, delivered on 8 January 2015, contained medicines sufficient to cover the needs of 5000 people for three months.

Ukraine health system buckling under weight of humanitarian crisis

16 January, 2015: Increased access to a wide range of health care services is needed for more than 5 million people affected by the humanitarian crisis in eastern Ukraine, according to the World Health Organization.

Recent crises

Health emergency highlights

This issue features the health situation and Health Cluster response to the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan and Pakistan, WHO's role in the United Nations Mission for Emergency Ebola Response and the WHO Project Management in Emergencies workshop.

Events

Emergency Response Framework (ERF)

ERF is to clarify WHO’s roles and responsibilities and to provide a common approach for its work in emergencies.