UNRWA immunizes 12,000 Palestine refugee children in Syria in April
09 June 2015
With the protracted crisis in Syria, vaccination programs are essential to ensure that children remain healthy and resilient. In April 2015, UNRWA and the Syrian Ministry of Health ran a mumps, measles and rubella vaccination campaign. More than 12,000 Palestine refugee children aged between six months and five years were immunized in UNRWA health centers across the country with vaccinations provided by UNICEF and the Ministry of Health.
The spread of infectious disease has increased among Palestine refugees in Syria. The conflict and sustained drought-like conditions have led to widespread displacement and a shortage of reliable clean water supplies, which have resulted in overcrowded and unsanitary living conditions and poor sanitation practices. UNRWA remains committed to providing a robust and comprehensive immunization program throughout Syria.