WHO chief visits rebel-held Syria for first time after quake: AFP

AFP , Wednesday 1 Mar 2023

World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus visited rebel-held northwestern Syria on Wednesday, his first trip to areas outside Damascus's control since a devastating quake last month, an AFP correspondent reported.

File photo: World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a daily press briefing on COVID-19 virus at the WHO headquaters on March 11 in Geneva. AFP


Tedros, the highest-ranking United Nations official to visit the rebel-held zone since the February 6 quake, crossed from neighbouring Turkey and visited several hospitals and a shelter for those displaced, the correspondent said.

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