Humanitarian Health Action

WHO Grade 3 emergency

Addressing the silent impact of war: WHO expands mental health care services across Syria

27 March 2017 – Forty-year-old Ghada* from Aleppo faced devastating loss after loss that led to her becoming acutely depressed. Just weeks after her home was destroyed in a shell attack, her father and brother were killed when a shell hit their building. Soon after, her son was kidnapped and she was forced to sell her destroyed home and land to secure his release.

WHO Grade 3 emergency

WHO reinforces monitoring of health facilities, services and resources in Syria

WHO HeRAMS assessment mission to a hospital in Lattakia

22 March 2017 – Ongoing conflict in Syria has resulted in a weakened public health care system. In areas where violence is ongoing, some health facilities have been destroyed or are only partially functioning. As health needs increase, many facilities that remain open are overwhelmed, reporting shortages in health staff, medicines and medical supplies. Within this context, information on the status of health care is critical to identifying gaps and needs, and prompting an appropriate response.

Recent updates from Syria

Syria - Emergencies Response Plan 2017

Health sector funding requirements
US$ 459,248,121 (health partners including WHO)

WHO requirements US$ 163,748,100

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Access to water and sanitation

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