The world continues to fight the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Climate change and the loss of biodiversity, which have increased in severity in recent years; Despite protective factors such as public health measures and vaccination, it triggers the risk of pandemics day by day.
While vaccination on a global scale continues rapidly in the world, a serious inequality is observed in the rate of vaccination between countries. The health crisis is getting deeper day by day, especially in regions like North Syria, which are war-weary and where preventive measures cannot be implemented at the required level due to inadequate health services.
In North Syria, where access to health services and basic needs is still limited; International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation (IBC) continues its relief efforts without interruption.
IBC Cross-Border Relief Team, which started its activities with the contributions of the Republic of Turkey; they contacted Al-Bab Hospital, which has 200 beds, 8 operating rooms, many clinics and ambulances, and conducted a needs assessment of the region and delivered approximately 25 thousand COVID-19 test kits to the hospital. With the support of the German medical relief organization Action Medeor and the coordination of Red Crescent, the test kits will also be sent to the hard-to-reach health centers and clinics of the region.