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WHO, Health Partners Seek $60M To Provide Health Care, Help Prevent Communicable Diseases In Iraq

U.N. News Centre: New humanitarian appeal for Iraq vital to meet rising health needs among displaced — U.N.
“If the upcoming launch of the 2015 humanitarian response plan for Iraq by the United Nations and partners fails to raise the required $500 million, the people of the country, especially those internally displaced by fighting, will face even greater hardship, a World Health Organization (WHO) official warned [Tuesday]. … Of the total $500 million that will be requested to cover humanitarian needs in Iraq through the end of the year, health partners will ask for $60 million, which includes $22.5 million for WHO assistance only…” (6/2).

VOA News: Uprooted Iraqis at Risk of Water-Borne Disease Outbreaks
“The World Health Organization said millions of internally displaced people in Iraq are at risk of water-borne and other communicable diseases as scorching summer temperatures kick in. The U.N. agency warns it is practically broke and soon will not be able to provide life-saving assistance. … The WHO and its 29 health partners need $60 million until the end of the year to provide health care for 2.8 million internally displaced people and local residents in Iraq…” (Schlein, 6/2).

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