Tremedous Health disaster threatens the children of #Syria, UNICEF warns

Eldorar Alshamia Editor | 24 May, 2017
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ElDorar AlShamia:

In Syria, 5.8 million children are at risk, including more than 2 million who live under siege and in hard-to-reach areas with little to no humanitarian aid. Many do not have access to life-saving vaccinations and those who fall ill or are injured struggle to get treatment, UNICEF said.

The organization warned of the spread of "poliomyelitis" in Syria, especially as Syria has seen a spread in 2013 for the same reasons.

The organization noted that a large number of children do not have access to vaccines, and it is difficult for those who are infected or sick to receive medical treatment, especially with the targeting of hospitals and health centers.

"There are countless children dying from easily treatable and preventable diseases, but the continued targeting of medical centers has prevented this," Khairat Kabalari, FAO Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa said.

In its statement to highlight the suffering of children in the Middle East and the world, especially in the areas of internal conflict , the organization called for the cooperation of all humanitarian and international bodies to allow medical personnel and assistance to enter the besieged areas including Syria, Yemen and Iraq..





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