Syria Earthquake Injury Assessment

The recent earthquake that struck the south of Turkey and the north of Syria on the 6th of February has caused widespread destruction and devastation in the region. Thousands of people lost their lives, and many more were injured. The aftermath of this disaster has left many families displaced and in desperate need of medical attention. In response to this crisis, the Assistance Coordination Unit (ACU) conducted a survey in health facilities in northwest Syria to assess epidemiologically earthquake-induced injuries in northwest Syria. This report aims to present this survey’s findings and provide insights into the types of injuries sustained by individuals affected by the earthquake using the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th revision (ICD 10). This report highlights the urgent need for medical aid and support in the affected areas to prevent further loss of life and alleviate the suffering of those impacted by this tragic event.

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