Humanitarian Health Action

WHO–Kuwait partnership to help the people of Syria

Ayham lives with his family on the outskirts of Damascus. They receive water only for 3 hours every 3 days.
WHO/Syria
Ayham lives with his family on the outskirts of Damascus. They receive water only for 3 hours every 3 days.

15 May 2015 -- After four years of conflict in Syria, over 50% of the population does not have access to safe drinking water or proper sanitation. Inadequate access to safe water supplies in the country has resulted in outbreaks of waterborne diseases such as hepatitis A and typhoid, rendering millions vulnerable to life-threatening illnesses. WHO is working to improve access to clean drinking water inside Syria, thanks to the generosity of the Government of Kuwait.

Crisis in the Syrian Arab Republic health information

24 February, 2015 Geneva – Raging conflict and beleaguered health services are threatening the health of tens of millions of people across the Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan and Syria. To respond, the World Health Organization today called on the international community to provide $US1 billion to support its on-going efforts – and those of partners – to treat, immunize and provide the wide range of life-saving health services needed to populations in need.

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