2,450 nappy kits for refugee children distributed in four provinces
UNICEF Iran, in cooperation with the Bureau for Aliens and Foreign Immigrants Affairs (BAFIA) and Relief International, procured and distributed 2,450 nappy kits among Afghan refugee households from 14 to 24 November 2022.
The kits, which include hygiene items for children under two years old, were distributed to Afghan refugees by volunteers from two local NGOs in Khorasan Razavi, Semnan, Markazi, and Yazd provinces.
Under this activity, 1552 Children, including 791 boys and 761 girls under two years old, benefited from these kits.
UNICEF supports the Government of Iran in providing water, sanitation and hygiene items and training for the most vulnerable groups from refugee and host communities. The distribution of nappy kits is a part of UNICEF's response to the recent Afghan Refugee Crisis to assist new refugee arrivals and communities hosting them.
Good hygiene is critical for preventing the spread of infectious diseases and helping children grow, develop and live 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.
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
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