Tehran, 7 May - UNICEF's second batch of supplies for flood-affected children arrived in Iran this morning.
UNICEF’s second batch of supplies including 80 vaccine refrigerators arrived in-country Tuesday May 7th early in the morning to help restore essential immunization services for children in the Public Health Centres of the flood-affected provinces and prevent the spread of diseases. Earlier in April, 200 vaccine carriers and 100 cold boxes had arrived in the country with UNICEF support and upon the request of the Ministry of Health.To provide emergency assistance to flood-affected children in Iran, UNICEF has appealed for US$9.8 million. To date, UNICEF is facing a US$8 million funding gap. Additional child health, education, water, sanitation and hygiene supplies will be purchased once funding is secured.
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