Support in a time of peril

Nurses helping people affected by the civil unrest in Syria do what they can with limited resources, writes Paul Cochrane

Nurses helping people affected by the civil unrest in Syria do what they can with limited resources, writes Paul Cochrane.

Abstract

In the fifth year of the civil war in Syria, nurses working for more than 200 agencies and aid groups in the region are providing paid and unpaid assistance.  

In 2014, the United Nation’s Syria Humanitarian Assistance Response Plan dispensed 16.5 million medical treatments in Syria. In Turkey, 522,000 people received health assistance in September 2014 alone. The plan has also provided 3.6 million primary healthcare consultations for Syrians, and trained 4,343 health workers.

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This article was published in Nursing Standard, 29 July 2015, volume 29, issue 48.

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