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WHO Grade 3 emergency

South Sudan: WHO and Health Cluster Partners steps up response to the critical health needs in Juba in response to armed conflict that eruped on the 8th July 2016

Juba, 14 July 2016 - In response to the growing humanitarian crisis that has caused deaths, high numbers of civilian injuries in Juba City and the displacement of thousands of residents fleeing from the conflict, WHO has donated to Juba Teaching Hospital accident and emergency unit trauma kits sufficient to conduct 500 surgeries and various intravenous infusions to save the lives of the increasing number of injured patients. In addition, WHO has provided 100 body bags and personal protective equipment (PPE) for dead body management.

WHO Grade 2 emergency

Myanmar: WHO and Health Cluster partners support rapid health assessments and response in flood-affected areas, Rakhine State

WHO and Health Cluster partners support rapid health assessments and response in flood-affected areas, Rakhine State
WHO/Ye Zin Zin

July 2016 -- Since the beginning of July 2016 heavy monsoonal rains have hit several areas of Myanmar, resulting in floods in five townships of Rakhine State and putting other States and Regions of the country (Sagaing and Magway regions, Chin state) on high alert for flooding risk. Around 27,000 people have been affected by flooding according to Government and UN estimates, and many remain displaced due to high water levels in their townships.

Iraq: Fallujah crisis special health situation report

Mobile clinics in Amiriyat Al Allujah camp
UNAMI
Mobile clinics in Amiriyat Al Allujah camp

26 June 2016 -- The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Fallujah has reached 85 302. WHO and health partners are providing essential health services to the population in Anbar Directorate of Health (DoH) and the IDPs and returnees in newly liberated areas through mobile medical clinics. A total of 17 185 consultations has been provided, including the hard-to-reach areas. WHO has also delivered 29 interagency emergency health kits (IEHK), which will cover the health needs of 29 000 people for 3 months.

WHO Grade 3 emergency

WHO reaches more people in need with lifesaving treatments in Duma

WHO reaches more people in need with lifesaving treatments in Duma

13 June 2016 – Despite security challenges, WHO continues to reach people in besieged and hard-to-reach areas in Syria with health humanitarian assistance. These sites include Duma, Syria, where impediments to proper water and sanitation services have resulted in poor living, hygiene and sanitation conditions, as well as a lack of access to emergency and chronic disease medications and medical supplies.

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