2,855 hygiene and baby kits distributed among earthquake-affected families in Khoy

07 September 2023
UNICEF Iran/Sayyari/2023

Children and families in 15 earthquake-hit villages in Khoy County, West Azerbaijan, received hygiene packs. UNICEF, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MoHME), provided these items to ensure that children and families receive the vital support they need to stay safe and healthy.

Through the distribution of 662 baby kits, 2,093 family kits and 100 incontinence kits, funded by the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), affected families, especially children, are provided with essential hygiene supplies to prevent disease outbreaks and promote their overall well-being.

To ensure the effectiveness of the efforts, a post-distribution monitoring process has been planned. This will assess the relevance and appropriateness of the hygiene items and gather feedback from beneficiaries.

In times of crisis, access to safe and appropriate hygiene products is paramount, and UNICEF is committed to ensuring that children have exactly that. Hence, close collaboration with the MoHME and other stakeholders is underway to provide a coordinated response to the needs of earthquake-affected families.

UNICEF’s support also includes delivering essential WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) facilities, such as prefabricated latrine and shower units, to the affected communities. Additionally, MoHME will be equipped with water quality assurance tools, strengthening their capacity to monitor and ensure safe drinking water not only in Khoy but also in the wider Northwest region of the country.

Through these efforts, UNICEF remains committed to stand by children and families in times of adversity, ensuring they receive the support they need to rebuild their lives and look towards a brighter, healthier future.

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