World Health Organization: 26 million suffered by the earthquake in Türkiye and Syria


The World Health Organization said that the number of people suffered by the earthquake that struck Türkiye and Syria has reached about 11 million people in Syria, and nearly 15 million others in Türkiye, including Syrians.

The organization warned that the devastating earthquake affected the health system in Syria, as 20 health facilities in northwest Syria were severely damaged, including four hospitals.

This week, the World Health Organization launched an urgent appeal to raise $42.8 million to help it meet urgent and major health needs.

The WHO announced that it had airlifted 37 metric tons of trauma and emergency surgical supplies to Türkiye on Thursday, and delivered 35 metric tons to Syria on Friday.

WHO indicated that, these life-saving supplies will be used to treat 100,000 people, in addition to performing 120,000 emergency surgeries in both Türkiye and Syria.

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