A rebel fighter prepare to fire a mortar towards forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Assad in the al-Malah area in Aleppo's countryside December 16, 2014. REUTERS/Sultan Kitaz
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One million people have been wounded during Syria's civil war and diseases are spreading as regular supplies of medicine fail to reach patients, the World Health Organisation's Syria representative said.More than 6,500 cases of typhoid were reported this year across Syria and 4,200 cases of measles, the deadliest disease for Syrian children, Hoff said.The United Nations called Thursday for more than $8.4 billion to help nearly 18 million people in need in Syria and across the region in 2015 .Hoff said that the WHO delivered more than 13.5 million treatments of lifesaving medicines and medical supplies in 2014, up nearly threefold from the year before.
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