International Conference on Refugees and Diabetes

12 May 2017
Dead Sea Declaration and Call to Action on Refugees and Diabetes

Under the patronage of HRH Princess Muna al-Hussein, the International Conference on Refugees and Diabetes, involving more than 75 representatives of the Ministries of Health from Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Sudan; bilateral agencies; civil society organizations; academia; the private sector; and United Nations organizations, held at the Dead Sea in Jordan between 10 and 12 of April 2017, highlighted the challenge posed by diabetes in the refugee population – a source of suffering for individuals and their families, a great strain on health care systems and economies, and an impediment to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the pledge to leave no one behind.

Two UNRWA students from Gaza enjoy recess in their first day of school. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Saraj
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