UNICEF with WHO starts awareness campaign in northeast camp about COVID-19

Thanks to a generous contribution from Sweden.

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woman and child in a camp with poster behind
UNICEF/Syria/2021/Delil Souleiman
27 September 2021

Parallel to the rollout of COVID-19 vaccine, UNICEF, in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), has supported demand generation with a risk communication and community engagement campaign in Tal Alsamen displacement camp, northeast Syria, with thanks to a generous contribution from Sweden. The camp, located 30 kilometers north of Ar-Raqqa city, is currently home to 5,900 people who fled violence escalations in Tal Abyad, north Syria, in late 2019.

health worker holding a needle
UNICEF/Syria/2021/Delil Souleiman
A health worker prepares to vaccinate people against COVID-19 in Tal Alsamen camp. The camp, located 30 kilometers north of Ar-Raqqa, is currently home to 5,900 people who fled violence escalations in Tal Abyad, north Syria, in late 2019.
woman receiving vaccine by health worker
UNICEF/Syria/2021/Delil Souleiman
Displaced persons receive COVID-19 vaccine from a health worker at a vaccination point in Tal Alsamen camp, north of Ar-Raqqa city, northeast Syria.
man receiving vaccine by health worker
UNICEF/Syria/2021/Delil Souleiman
Displaced persons receive COVID-19 vaccine from a health worker at a vaccination point in Tal Alsamen camp, north of Ar-Raqqa city, northeast Syria.
woman receiving vaccine by health worker
UNICEF/Syria/2021/Delil Souleiman
Displaced persons receive COVID-19 vaccine from a health worker at a vaccination point in Tal Alsamen camp, north of Ar-Raqqa city, northeast Syria.
boy standing next to poster
UNICEF/Syria/2021/Delil Souleiman
girl walking near poster
UNICEF/Syria/2021/Delil Souleiman
girl walking near poster
UNICEF/Syria/2021/Delil Souleiman

This campaign aimed at raising community awareness about the importance of COVID-19 vaccine, disseminating information about the availability of the second dose to priority groups who have taken the first, and encouraging others, who have not, to take the vaccine. As part of the campaign, UNICEF met with community leaders and volunteers, conducting tent-to-tent visits to spread awareness. Posters, flyers and awareness print material were also distributed across the camp.