UNICEF procures 2,900 hygiene kits for flood-affected families in Sistan and Baluchestan

30 April 2024
WASH
UNICEFIran/Sayyari/2023

As part of UNICEF’s humanitarian response to the flood-affected communities in Sistan and Baluchestan, children and families in the affected villages of Dashtiari district will receive 2900 hygiene packs. UNICEF, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Medical Education and the Ministry of Energy, prioritised the provision of safe water and sanitation services to households and communities affected by the disaster to ensure that children and families stay safe and healthy.

In the wake of the devastating floods that struck Sistan and Baluchestan province at the end of February 2024, UNICEF has been actively engaged in providing critical assistance to the affected communities including women and children. Funded by the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), UNICEF procured 2900 essential hygiene kits including 2000 household hygiene kits, 300 baby kits, 500 Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) kits and 100 incontinence kits to prevent disease outbreaks and promote children’s overall well-being. UNICEF has also delivered ten water tankers and over 3 tons of perchroline powder to the affected areas in, ensuring access to safe drinking water. This has also been materialised through generous funding of ECHO.

Looking ahead, UNICEF plans to mobilise more funds, towards the flood response in Iran, to provide specialised water disinfection, and water quality testing equipment. The focus will be on Dashtiari, Konarak, and Chabahar regions that lack access to safe drinking water. The recent resumption of heavy rainfall in April 2024, has further exacerbated the situation, underscoring the urgency of humanitarian assistance.

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