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WHO, Partners Launch $1B Appeal For Relief Efforts In 4 Conflict-Torn Countries

Agence France-Presse: WHO seeks $1 bn more for four conflict-hit countries
“The World Health Organization on Tuesday appealed for $1.0 billion in additional funds to help provide life-saving health services to millions in need in conflict-ravaged Syria, Iraq, Central African Republic, and South Sudan…” (2/24).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. health agency launches billion dollar appeal to tackle soaring needs in four crisis-torn countries
“…Overall, the Health Cluster group of humanitarian organizations needs $1 billion — $322.7 million by WHO and $687 million for its partner agencies — to deliver health services to 25 million people in the major crises, the majority women and children…” (2/24).

VOA News: WHO Launches Billion-Dollar Health Appeal for Four Countries
“…The World Health Organization has launched its appeal on behalf of the entire Health Cluster of more than 30 international humanitarian organizations. The World Health Organization is running a 65 percent shortfall from last year’s multi-million-dollar appeal for the Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan, and Syria. It warns continued lack of support will have dire consequences for tens of millions of people…” (Schlein, 2/24).

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