Humanitarian Health Action

WHO Grade 3 emergency

Iraq: Fifteen ambulances airlifted into Iraq to serve trauma needs in Mosul

Fifteen ambulances airlifted into Iraq to serve trauma needs in Mosul

20 March 2017, Erbil, Iraq –The World Health Organization with logistic support from the World Food Programme, airlifted 15 fully equipped ambulances to Iraq in order to strengthen the response to the increasing trauma and medical related emergencies in west Mosul. These ambulances will enhance trauma care at the frontlines and ensure timely referral to field hospitals.

WHO Grade 3 emergency

WHO scales up disease surveillance reporting in East Mosul and Hamdaniya districts, Iraq

WHO/Iraq

19 March 2017, Erbil, Iraq – The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) are scaling up disease surveillance activities in newly accessible areas of Ninewa governorate, Iraq, to reduce the risk of disease outbreaks. As a result of acute shortages of safe water, sanitation services, food, and electricity in East Mosul and Hamdaniya districts, current humanitarian conditions pose a high risk of communicable diseases among displaced persons, returnees, and host communities.

Health in Iraq