In response to the continued escalation of conflict in and around Nagorno-Karabakh, the World Health Organization (WHO) is delivering shipments of medical supplies, consisting of trauma and surgical kits, to Armenia and Azerbaijan, reads the statement issued by this organization
“Hundreds of civilians have been injured during the recent escalation of hostilities. Those affected by the conflict require immediate access to health services and medicines. Emergency supplies arrived in Yerevan on 23 October 2020 (…).
WHO/Europe’s health emergency team and country offices have been working with both ministries of health and local health authorities to rapidly identify and address the health needs of affected populations and those who have been displaced.
An immediate cessation of hostilities is vital to preserve access to health services, keep health care workers safe and prevent the continued spread of COVID-19,” the WHO statement also reads.