UNICEF supports vulnerable families in eastern Ghouta

Report
from UN Children's Fund
Published on 07 Oct 2019 View Original

Over 87,800 vulnerable children and women reached with health and nutrition services through supporting two fixed medical centers and two mobile health teams

UNICEF supports vulnerable families in eastern Ghouta with health and nutrition services In Kafr Batna village, in the battle-affected eastern Ghouta of Damascus, UNICEF is helping thousands of vulnerable families through supporting a pediatric clinic where children receive medical consultations and access much needed preventive and curative nutrition services. Following years of conflict, siege and damage to infrastructure and livelihoods, thousands of vulnerable families in Kafr Batna have been struggling to provide for their children’s dire needs, especially for their health and nutrition. Before this clinic was established three months ago, people who could afford the commute had to travel to nearby villages or to Damascus city to receive free medication for their children.

This year, thanks to generous contributions from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department (ECHO), UNICEF has reached over 87,800 vulnerable children and women in eastern Ghouta, rural Damascus, with health and nutrition services through supporting two fixed medical centers and two mobile health teams.

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