The inter-agency aid operation will bring food, sanitation and hygiene supplies, nutrition and health assistance to Rukban. Some 10,000 children will be vaccinated against Measles, Polio and other deadly diseases.
The MSF hospital in Abs is currently receiving war wounded every day. Between August and September they treated 362 injured people, more than 40 per cent of all the wounded they have treated at this facility in 2018.
A child has her upper-arm measured with a mid-upper arm circumference tape by a vaccination team member.
@ UNICEF/Osama Alhariri
The UNICEF-supported campaign was launched in 39 high-risk districts in March, covering 75 per cent of the target: children under 7 years with Penta vaccine and children between 7 and 15 years with Tetanus/Diptheria vaccine.
An estimated 400,000 children under 5 years will suffer from severe acute malnutrition in 2018, and the damage or closure of schools and health facilities will threaten children's development for years to come.