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Question for Department for International Development

UIN HL847, tabled on 7 July 2014

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to take action to ensure that essential medical and relief supplies reach people in the autonomous Kurdish cantons of north and east Syria.

Answered on

17 July 2014

In Syria and the region, UK aid is supporting food for up to 535,000 people a month and water for up to 1.5 million people. UK support to WHO will provide vulnerable Syrians with essential access to comprehensive health services. WHO are also supporting trauma systems, delivering essential supplies and augmenting health systems to respond to outbreaks of diseases. Across Syria the UK has already funded over 244,000 medical consultations to critically injured and sick people.