WHO in emergencies
Investing in the health of Syrians is an investment in the future of Syria, WHO says
24 April 2018, Cairo/Geneva -- As the international community comes together in Brussels to show support for Syrians and for a political solution to the conflict, WHO calls for increased investments in health to protect the lives of almost 17 million vulnerable men, women and children inside Syria and in 5 major neighbouring countries.
WHO scales up support to mitigate child malnutrition in Yemen
18 April 2018 – Wanisa is sitting beside her 7-month-old child, Soraya, anxious that she will meet the same fate as her older sister who died of severe malnutrition just a few days ago. Wanisa brought her weak child to the WHO-supported stabilization centre in Kamaran Hospital in Al-Marawia district, Al-Hudaydah governorate, seeking proper treatment. The newly established centre provides treatment to children in need, as many families used to travel a greater distance to Hudaydah City to have their children treated.
KS Relief Supervisor General Visits Joint WHO and Government Project to Increase Health Care for the Rohingya in Cox’s Bazar
12 April 2018 Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh -- H.E. Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre's Supervisor General and Advisor at the Royal Court visited the Sadar District Hospital in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. His visit was to observe the work under the joint improvement project between the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, World Health Organization and the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KS Relief) to enhance health care services at Sadar Hospital for Rohingyas and their host communities.
10 April 2018 - Nearly 7 million people are living in camps for internally displaced people (IDP) in northeastern Nigeria. In emergency settings, the rate of common mental disorders can double. Gender based violence, abductions, and gross atrocities can trigger psychological problems which take years to heal. WHO estimates that as many as 1 in 5 people in IDP camps may need mental health care.
This feature tells the story of Aisha, a 13-year-old girl in northeastern Nigeria who witnessed her brother's killing. Her story is one of the many.
Explosive hazards pose fatal risks to children and families in Syria
4 April 2018, Damaskus – Marking the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF are calling for concerted international action in response to the devastating health consequences of explosive hazards in Syria. More than 8 million people are exposed to explosive hazards in Syria, including over 3 million children.
27 March 2018 – Donors have pledged an additional US$15.3 million to support quick action to tackle disease outbreaks and humanitarian health crises.
Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, the Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland announced contributions ranging from US$20,000 to US$5.6 million increasing CFE funding levels to US$23 million.
March 2018 — Since its launch in 2015, the Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE) has been providing funding during the critical gap between the moment the need for an emergency response is identified and the point at which resources from other financing mechanisms begin to flow. To date, the fund has made more than 60 emergency allocations for a total of $ 46 million in response to disease outbreaks and humanitarian emergencies with health consequences.
A pledging conference for the CFE will take place on Monday 26 March 2018 from 14:00 to 17:00 in the WHO headquarters.