Public Health
08.09.2012

Unicef ​​increases health care for 1.3 million children in Syria

According to the agency, across the country's health services disrupted and many children are without basic health care

UN agencies and partners are conducting examinations of nutrition and vaccination campaigns as part of the regional response to the conflict in Syria. The works seek to meet the health needs of 1.3 million children affected by the crisis.

According to the United Nations Fund for Children (UNICEF), throughout all Syria's health services disrupted and many children and their families are without access to immunization and other basic care.

UNICEF highlights the launch of a large-scale campaign of vaccination against polio and measles, for 100 thousand children who are in the Syrian refugee camp Za'atari, Jordan.

The initiative also has the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Government of Jordan. At the camp, the professionals also checking the nutritional status of children.

Vaccination is also in Lebanon and Iraq, where they are more than 50 thousand refugees from Syria.

According to the UN, more than 18,000 people, mostly civilians, have died since the beginning of the clashes between the opposition and the government of Bashar al-Assad.

Among reports of increasing violence in recent weeks in several Syrian cities, the agencies estimate that more than 2.5 million people need urgent humanitarian aid.

UNICEF is appealing to the international community to increase funding to support programs for water, education, sanitation and health for thousands of Syrians.

Source: Isaude.net