UNICEF’s support to address the hygiene and sanitation needs of refugees
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UNICEF Iran, in cooperation with the Bureau for Aliens and Foreign Immigrants Affairs (BAFIA) and international and national NGOs, procured and distributed 11,460 hygiene kits among Afghan refugee households across Iran during September and October 2022. The kits, which were procured partially with financial support from the EU, include primary hygiene items for households, especially for women and children.
UNICEF supports the Government of Iran by providing water, sanitation and hygiene items and training for the most vulnerable groups from refugee and host communities. The distribution of hygiene kits is part of UNICEF's response to the recent Afghan Refugee Crisis to assist new refugee arrivals as well as communities hosting them.
In addition to the hygiene kits, 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.
Under this activity, 1,552 Children, including 791 boys and 761 girls under two years old, benefited from these kits.
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.