Syria crisis: health response from Turkey

Years of conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic have resulted in hundreds of thousands injured or ill or killed. Over 13 million people are in need of humanitarian aid within the country, more than 6.5 million are internally displaced and over 5.5 million people have sought refuge in neighbouring countries, out of which more than 3.5 million are in Turkey.Under the whole-of-Syria approach, WHO and its health partners provide medical services to Syrian refugees in Turkey and to populations in northern Syria from Turkey.

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WHO exhibition tells story of Syrian health-care professionals in Turkey

A breakthrough art exhibition, “A new beginning”, opened in Ankara on 20 November 2018 for 4 days to tell the stories of hundreds of Syrian health-care workers who have found a new life and career in Turkey. WHO developed the exhibition with the generous support of the European Union Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis.

Improving access to health services in northern Syria

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Attacks on Syria’s health care personnel and facilities

Since the beginning of the conflict there have been more than 350 verified attacks on health facilities, in which over 70 health staff were killed

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