WHO Warns Funding Shortfall Might Affect Health Care Aid In War-Torn Syria, Where Death Toll Continues To Rise

Agence France-Presse: WHO warns of ‘very worrying’ Syria health situation
“The World Health Organization said Tuesday the situation in war-ravaged Syria is ‘very worrying,’ and warned its aid program could be disrupted because of a shortage of donor funds. … The WHO last month appealed for $1.0 billion in additional funds to help provide life-saving health services to millions in need in Syria, Iraq, Central African Republic. and South Sudan. More than half of the requested funds — $687 million — is needed for Syria alone…” (3/17).

Reuters: Death toll climbed sharply in major 2014 conflicts — study
“The death toll in the world’s most brutal conflicts climbed by more than 28 percent last year from 2013 with bloodshed in Syria worse than all others for the second year running, according to a study released on Wednesday…” (3/17).

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