WHO sends crucial medical supplies to north-east Syria

(VOVWORLD) - The World Health Organization has airlifted urgent medical supplies to Syria in response to the growing health needs of people in north-east Syria.
WHO sends crucial medical supplies to north-east Syria  - ảnh 1 Boys in Al-Tabqa, the second largest city in Syria's Ar-Raqqa governorate, fill jerrycans with water. (photo: UNICEF)

Elizabeth Hoff, WHO Representative in Syria said on Wednesday that hundreds of thousands of Syrians in the northeast are in desperate need of health care services.

Targeting the Al-Hasakeh governorate, the UN health agency provided more than 28 tons of life-saving medical supplies, equipment and vaccines, amounting to around 106,000 individual medical treatments.

These include antibiotics, intravenous fluids, anti-asthma and chronic disease medicines. Hoff said in addition to strengthening hospitals and health care centres, the UN is focusing on supporting the vaccination of local children in north-east Syria.

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