US $1 million from Coalition partner Japan to provide lifesaving services for IDPs

The Government of Japan extended its support to the World Health Organization with a donation of over US$ 1 million to implement a project to provide integrated lifesaving services in camps for internally displaced people and Syrian refugees in the hosting governorates of Ninewa, Erbil and Duhok.

Through this initiative, a population of over one million civilians now has access to mobile emergency medical services provided through 2 emergency management coordination centres. The centres are supported by a network of newly procured ambulances staffed by trained paramedics who work in coordination with the centre control rooms operators round the clock.