Norway sends medicines and medical supplies to Syria
News story | Date: 17/02/2023 | Ministry of Health and Care Services, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Norway donates medicines, medical infrastructure, and medical supplies to Syria. The donation has a value of NOK 11 million (approximately USD 1 million).
‘There is a great need for medical supplies and medicines after the earthquake in Syria. I am glad that Norway can provide humanitarian assistance in this situation’, says Minister of Health and Welfare Ingvild Kjerkol.
The situation in Syria is particularly demanding after the earthquake that struck Türkiye and Syria last week. Norway is therefore donating medicines, medical infrastructure and medical supplies to Syria. The donation has a value of approximately NOK 11 million and is made through EU Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM).
Countries that need assistance in an unforeseen event can request assistance through the UCPM. It is the United Nations that has sent a request for the donation of medicines and medical supplies on behalf of Syria.