Emergencies

WHO/Europe helps countries in the WHO European Region to prepare for and respond to health emergencies by offering technical guidance, support and coordinating in the field. WHO/Europe also implements the International Health Regulations (IHR) which provides a unique global framework for health security, involving 196 countries worldwide and including all WHO Member States. Under the IHR, countries commit to reporting public health emergencies of international concern and in strengthening their national surveillance, preparedness, and response systems.

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World Humanitarian Day: WHO urges more health aid to address Ukraine’s humanitarian crisis

After 3 years of conflict, health-care resources in conflict-affected areas of Ukraine are severely stretched and humanitarian funding is plummeting. On World Humanitarian Day, WHO/Europe highlights urgent humanitarian health needs in eastern Ukraine, and recognizes the critical and often dangerous work of health professionals in delivering services to those most in need.

Situation updates: Turkey and northern Syria

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Health response to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine

Increased access to a wide range of health care services is needed for the more than 5 million people affected by the humanitarian crisis in eastern Ukraine.

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5 things you should know

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