Syria: UN World Health Organization (WHO) ‘unable to sustain’ operations without significant funding increase

Syria: UN World Health Organization (WHO) ‘unable to sustain’ operations without significant funding increase

Ahead of next week’s third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria, the United Nations health agency’s top official in the country said today that more than 16 million Syrians and Syrian refugees are in need of health support, but that she had so far received no new funding to meet the $124 million needed to finance humanitarian operations in the country this year.

“The Kuwait pledging conference comes at a crucial moment to show the world`s commitment to assisting those affected by the crisis,” said Elizabeth Hoff, UN World Health Organization (WHO) Representative in Syria. “We are unable to sustain our operations as the funding gap increases at an alarming rate. We call upon donors to continue to support our efforts to provide basic health services to the Syrian people.” (…)
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