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.
Children are the most vulnerable when conflict or disaster causes the collapse of essential services such as healthcare, water and sanitation. Almost one in four children now lives in a country affected by conflict or disaster.
UNICEF and partners continue with a multi-sectoral response to contain the new outbreak in Panyijiar county where 78 per cent of the cases reported are under five, with none having been vaccinated previously.