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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World Refugee Day: WHO trains Syrian refugees to serve as home-care staff to older and disabled refugees in Turkey

With the support of the German Federal Government, WHO has trained 350 Syrian refugees like Aaliyah to serve as community health support staff for the provision of home care and social services to those Syrian refugees who experience difficulties in reaching health centres.

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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