UNICEF provides health and nutrition services to children and mothers
Over 22,500 people in Deir-ez-Zor supported by a fixed health and nutrition center in the city and a mobile team
Years of conflict in Deir-ez-Zor governorate took a severe toll on people’s health and nutrition. Almost half of the governorate’s health facilities are no longer functional, adding to the vulnerability of thousands of families who had depleted their resources fleeing from place to place after losing their livelihoods.
“I feel relieved when I bring my baby to this clinic because doctors are so dedicated and caring,”
Thanks to a generous contribution from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department (ECHO), UNICEF is supporting those families through a package of health and nutrition services including malnutrition screening and treatment, medical check-ups, treatment and referrals, and health and hygiene education. UNICEF is reaching over 22,500 people in Deir-ez-Zor through a fixed health and nutrition center in the city and a mobile team to reach rural areas where many families have been returning after conflict subsided.