WHO Needs $60M To Continue Health Center Operations In Iraq’s Conflict-Affected Areas, Spokesperson Says
U.N. News Centre: Iraq: U.N. health agency seeks $60 million to keep critical health centers open in conflict areas
“With temperatures soaring to over 120 degrees Fahrenheit in some parts of Iraq and the number of people fleeing violence topping three million, the World Health Organization fears the closing of nearly 90 percent of the health centers in conflict-affected areas unless donors respond to an urgent appeal to ensure their continuing operation. WHO spokesperson Christian Lindmeier said his agency urgently needs $60 million to ensure the continuing operation of 77 health centers in Iraq, including 12 mobile clinics, which are on the verge of closing this month…” (6/23).
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