UNICEF and partners conclude polio vaccination campaign in Hassakeh, Syria
Thanks to generous contributions from (FCDO), GAVI and (GPEI), over 234,000 children under the age of five reached.
Despite COVID-19 restrictions, UNICEF, WFP and partners concluded a five-day national immunization campaign, aiming to reach over 234,000 children under the age of five in the governorate of Hassakeh in northeastern Syria, focusing especially on vulnerable children in camps for displaced families and collective shelters.
Thanks to generous contributions from the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), GAVI, the vaccine alliance, and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), UNICEF provided vaccines and accompanying Vitamin A supplements, as well as necessary cold chain equipment to ensure the safety of the vaccines. Prior to the immunization campaign, UNICEF also supported community outreach volunteers going door-to-door to talk to families about the safety and importance of the vaccines.