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There are 21.3 million refugees from Syria and its neighboring nations that are seeking asylum in other parts of the world. These refugees are plagued by poor conditions and the challenges of displacement, which are reflected by the prevalence of illness and disease within their population. There are significant efforts being made to protect these peoples, but the World Health Organization reports that many of these refugees don’t have the services nor the financial aid to cope with the privation. Access to healthcare differs based on country of asylum and depending on whether the refugee lives in an informal settlement or refugee camp. Priority conditions that are considered distinct health burdens include non communicable diseases, injuries, mental illnesses, newborn and child health, and maternal health.In the past, Egypt has streamlined healthcare for Syrian refugees. Due to the influx of their population in Egypt, the country worked with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and other non governmental organizations to make their healthcare free. Services provided include birth registration and certificate issuing, issuing of health cards, premarital care, antenatal care, routine immunization, early detection of thyroxine hormone deficiency, infant feeding counseling and growth monitoring, management of childhood illness, adolescent care, medical examinations, medicine provisions, chronic illness treatment, and dental services. Other past actions include the Egypt National Refugee and Resilience Plan 2016-2017.Communicable diseases are thriving due to limited access to safe water and sanitation, poor housing, and overcrowding. Lebanon saw a vast increase in cases diseases such as measles and hepatitis A over the past two years. The WHO should work on preventing these communicable ailments by standardizing housing and focusing on providing safe water. Egypt will provide raw materials and financial aid for repairing/rebuilding living units and the transportation of safe water. In 2015, cholera was a major issue in Iraq after an outbreak, causing neighboring countries to fear cross border contamination. Egypt believes that with the new policies in implementation, the WHO can mitigate some environmentally related illnesses (with better living conditions) and thus reduce the risk of native populations of other countries to be inflicted with these diseases. This means that they will hopefully be less reluctant to accept refugees, but even so Egypt believes that this is not a justification for rejecting peoples because thorough screenings can be implemented. Management of noncommunicable diseases is also a major challenge. There are many cases of hypertension and diabetes among Syrian refugees. There are also a considerable amount of people that are severely injured from areas of conflict. Egypt proposes the WHO invest in surgical facilities to combat both of these problems. Egypt will provide financials, and these facilities will lessen the strain on public health infrastructure by combatting shortages of equipment. This will also ensure the provision of adequate and appropriate emergency obstetric and neonatal care services. But the problem of stigmas about reproductive health is still an issue, as are the mental illness stigmas that can turn away host nations. To address this, Egypt proposes to educate host nations on both of these issues to make the treatment of the conditions in more common and available.Concerning ghost refugees, Egypt believes that a short term solution would allow humanitarians to bring aid to ghost refugees with the permission of the other countries of the United Nations. To do this, the WHO would need to revise their policy that prohibits humanitarians from entering Syrian territory. This would bring ghost refugees some aid, as they are technically not real refugees and do not enjoy the benefits the WHO provides. In the long term, Egypt believes that the WHO should extend their refugee policy to ghost refugees. We believe this because we do not want any of the issues we are facing with refugees currently to be problems that ghost refugees face as well, and want to implement our solutions to anyone/everyone we can.