#AceWorldNews – SYRIA:Dec.19 – One million people have been wounded during Syria’s civil war, according to the World Health Organization.
WHO’s Syria representative also said that diseases are spreading as regular supplies of medicine are failing to reach patients, Reuters reported.
A plunge in vaccination rates from 90 percent before the war to 52 percent this year, and an increase in contaminated water have added to the woes, Elizabeth Hoff said.
Over half of public hospitals are out of service, and treatments for diseases and injuries are irregular, she said.
#AceWorldNews – UKRAINE:Dec.18 – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has introduced a bill to revoke Ukraine’s non-bloc status, the president’s website says.
At present, the law on exterior and interior policies states the country cannot be a member of any military-political blocs such as NATO.
Such a status cannot guarantee the entity of the country any more, the president said in Warsaw on Wednesday, promising to submit the bill to the Ukrainian parliament.
#AceWorldNews – SOUTH KOREA:Dec.18 – South Korea, the US and Japan have produced significant progress on a pact on sharing their military intelligence, Seoul’s Defence Ministry said.
The information is intended to better deal with threats from North Korea, Yonhap reported.
The three countries have yet to reach a final consensus on the issue.
The ministry denied a report by Japan’s Nihon Keizai Shimbun newspaper that the allies will sign the deal by the end of this year.