Humanitarian Health Action

Health crises in Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan and Syria need US$1 billion


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.

WHO's Emergency Health Response in Iraq


February 2015 -–WHO is advocating with the Ministry of Health and Directorate of Health (DOH) and the health partners to ensure that health services are available and all health facilities serving displaced populations.

WHO deplores attacks on health workers and health facilities in Afghanistan, Sudan and Yemen

29 January 2015 - The World Health Organization deplores the recent attacks on health staff and health facilities in Afghanistan, Sudan and Yemen, and expresses deep concern about the serious implications of these attacks on patients, medical personnel and health infrastructure.

Recent crises

Health Emergency Highlights

This issue features the health situation and Health Cluster response to the humanitarian crisis in Libya, the floods in Malawi and Mozambique, and the typhoon in the Philippines. The Regional Director WHO South-East Asia Region makes a statement on the 10 year anniversary of the South-East Asia tsunami.