WHO warns of ‘very worrying’ Syria health situation

Abu Dhabi (AFP) – The World Health Organization said Tuesday the situation in war-ravaged Syria is “very worrying”, and warned its aid programme could be disrupted because of a shortage of donor funds.

“Ongoing developments have very negative effects on the public health, negatively affecting all health programmes,” the UN agency’s Ala Alwan told AFP in Abu Dhabi.

“There are major problems linked to the difficulty in reaching large sectors of the Syrian society to offer basic health services,” from vaccinations to providing clean water…