UNICEF Representative to Azerbaijan visits Agdam and Agjabedi

Mr. Edward Carwardine met with vulnerable families

23 December 2020
UNICEF Representative to  Azerbaijan, Edward Carwardine meeting with children at the Integrated Social Services Centre.
UNICEF Azerbaijan/2020/Mammadov

UNICEF Azerbaijan Representative Edward Carwardine visited Aghdam and Agjabedi districts last week. 

In Aghdam, together with the Head of the Executive Committee, Mr. Vagif Hasanov, he visited a special room providing baby and child-friendly services to families affected by the recent conflict, as part of a joint project with TABIB and the Regional Development Public Union. These spaces will enable mothers and children to receive basic healthcare and medical first aid. The joint effort will also include breastfeeding promotion and early child development and care counselling.

He also spent time with a team from Azerbaijan Services Assessment Network (ASAN) Volunteers who are undertaking assessments amongst conflict-affected families in the district to identify physical and psychological needs amongst children and refer families to specialized support.

In Agjabedi, the UNICEF Representative met with the Head of Executive Committee, Mr. Rafil Huseynov, to discuss the ongoing collaboration between UNICEF and the district authorities in support of conflict-affected communities, before visiting the district’s Integrated Social Services Centre. There he met children with disabilities who are currently receiving rehabilitative therapy, and with families being supported by local social workers and child psychologists. The centre was established within the integrated social services project supported by the European Union. Mr.Carwardine spent time with a family of a child with a disability who had been temporarily displaced during the recent conflict, and was receiving support from social workers at the centre.

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Ayna Mollazade
Communication and Partnership Specialist
UNICEF Azerbaijan


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