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WHO, Partners Launch $2.2B Appeal For Humanitarian Health Needs For More Than 79M People In At Least 30 Countries

U.N. News Centre: WHO and partners appeal for $2.2 billion with humanitarian health needs at ‘all-time high’
“Ongoing turmoil in Syria and the impact of drought in Ethiopia are among the diverse and pressing crises cited by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) as the agency and its partners appealed for some $2.2 billion to provide lifesaving health services to more than 79 million people in more than 30 countries facing protracted emergencies this year…” (4/5).

VOA News: WHO: Global Health Emergencies on Rise
“More than 125 million people are living in crisis-affected countries, the World Health Organization reports, saying the three greatest emergencies are Syria, Yemen, and Iraq. … War and violence have wreaked havoc on these countries, says Rick Brennan, WHO’s director of emergency risk management and humanitarian response. The destruction has been felt in the loss of health infrastructure, the loss of staff, and the disruption of health programs like vaccination programs, according to Brennan…” (Schlein, 4/5).

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