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…

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  • Maggat

    Yes there are a lot of health problems in Syria. Shock wave dismemberment and lead poisoning to name two.

  • ntt1

    why on earth would anyone risk donation dollars to any UN related organization? they blew what little credibility they had when they helped hamas in Gaza.

  • Miss Trixie

    Here’s a thought, Mr. Alwan. Go ask Saudi Arabia and Iran for your f***ing aid dollars because we in the West are tapped out financially, emotionally and morally, not to mention sickened to the pit of our souls at the barbarism seen on a daily basis. You’ve made your blood-stained bed and you can f***ing well lie in it.

    • Your anger intrigues me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

      The Islamic states (all of them) can get off of their duffs and do the heavy lifting. If Iran and Saudi Arabia are so nervous about ISIS, THEY can do something about it.

    • TotallyPeeved

      Here, here!!

  • Ron MacDonald

    Let the Green Crescent take care of them.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    I’d donate if I cared.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Have them all declared honorary palestinians.

  • ontario john

    Instead of Saudi Slavery destroying Christian churches, maybe they can turn efforts to helping out their own bat shit crazy muslim neighbours. Besides, we soon will be getting twenty thousand of them to fill our health care system.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    …Arab Gangnam-Style…

  • I’m sure they mean by “basic health services” abortions for if they were serious about ending this human agony, WHO would support wiping out the cause of it – ISIS.

  • TotallyPeeved

    If they are koranimal, I don’t give a single intercourse. This goes for all pisslamics, every where they infest.