UNICEF treats children with malnutrition in Aleppo
Thanks to a generous contribution from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)
UNICEF treats children with malnutrition in Aleppo with support from ECHO Nine years of conflict in Syria have left half of the country’s health facilities non-functional and thousands of children and their families without sustained access to basic services, including lifesaving health care and nutrition assistance. In the war-ravaged neighbourhood of Hanano, Aleppo city, a UNICEF-supported health clinic is reaching 500 children every week with essential health and nutrition services, including lifesaving preventive and curative nutrition supplies as well as consultations and awareness raising sessions on optimal Infant and Young Children practices (IYCF) for mothers and pregnant and lactating women.
“My body was weak because of the long years of conflict. As a result, my son was born weaker than other newborns,”
Thanks to a generous contribution from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), UNICEF has reached over 46,500 children under the age of five with preventive and curative nutritional supplies to prevent and treat malnutrition across Syria. Around 114,000 mothers and pregnant and lactating women have also been provided with consultations and awareness sessions on Infant and Young Children practices (IYCF).