Route of international health aid in Syria is almost impossible, especially in areas controlled by the jihadist group Daesh home to 1.7 million people, warned Friday of World Health Organization (WHO ).
> 1 7 million people without health aid
“Access is the main concern,” said the WHO Representative in Syria, Elizabeth Hoff, at a press conference in Geneva.
“Operating in a conflict like Syria is almost an impossible situation in very many areas” affected by violence and conflict, she added.
Access Daesh-controlled areas appears to be the major challenge, according to Elizabeth Hoff, who cited recent estimates amounting to 1.7 million the number of people living in those parts of Syrian territory. WHO has no contact with Daesh but the UN humanitarian agency, however, is in contact with the doctors working in areas controlled by jihadis.
Daesh control vast territories in Syria, torn by conflict since 2011 that left more than 250,000 dead , and Iraq. But the jihadist group seems back recently attacked in both countries by national armies and pounded by Russian air forces (in Syria) and the international coalition led by the United States (Syria and Iraq).
Every day the violence in Syria are 25,000 wounded civilians and combatants according to WHO. More than half (58%) of the 113 Syrian hospitals that were operational before the conflict are closed or had their capacities reduced. Those that remained open are struggling to function because such a limited electricity supply and lack of personnel.
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