2000 hygiene kits distributed among Afghan refugees and the host community in Yazd Province

14 September 2022
UNICEF Iran/Sayyari/2022

UNICEF Iran in cooperation with the Bureau for Aliens and Foreign Immigrants Affairs (BAFIA) and Relief International procured and distributed 2,000 prepositioned hygiene kits among Afghan refugees and the host community in Yazd province.

The kits, which include primary hygiene items for the households, especially for women and children, were distributed by volunteers from a local NGO among the Afghan refugees in Ardakan, Meybod and Taft settlements. In addition,the kits were distributed among vulnerable households in three sub-urban areas in Yazd and Zarch cities.

UNICEF supports the Government of the I.R. Iran with provision of water, sanitation and hygiene items and training for the most vulnerable groups from refugee and host communities. The distribution of hygiene kits is a part of UNICEF response to the recent Afghan Refugee Crisis to assist new refugee arrivals as well as communities hosting them.

Good hygiene is critical for preventing the spread of infectious diseases and helping children grow, develop and lead long, healthy lives. It also prevents them from missing school, resulting in better learning outcomes. For families, good hygiene means avoiding illness, preventing loss of income and spending less on health care.

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