As thousands flee Aleppo, WHO and partners deliver health care
14 December 2016 – Tens of thousands of people have been displaced from eastern Aleppo as a result of the conflict.
WHO, as the health sector lead agency, together with UN agencies and national partners, is present in Aleppo providing health assistance to internally displaced people and to those living in newly accessible areas. The Organization coordinates the response with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, mobile medical teams, UN agencies, national NGOs, and various health service providers in the area.
Prior to the crisis, Syria had one of the highest vaccination rates in the Middle East. Now, half of all children are missing out on life-saving vaccines.