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UN launches appeal for children’s health in Iraq

Wednesday 07/February/2018 - 09:19 PM
Sada El Balad
Edited by Ahmed Mohsin
The United Nations children's fund، UNICEF، has launched an appeal for the construction of facilities that could help the children’s health situation in areas in Iraq that have been affected by the Daesh Takfiri terrorists، according to PressTV.

UNICEF initiated the appeal for $17 million on Wednesday، a week before an international conference on the reconstruction of Iraq، which could help the Arab country better cope with the aftermath of a devastating three-year battle to expel the Daesh terrorists.

Peter Hawkins، UNICEF representative in Iraq، said many children in Iraq’s war-torn areas were in urgent need of health facilities. The official said after a visit to the northern city of Mosul that some 750،000 children in the city and surrounding areas in the province of Nineveh were "struggling to access basic health services."

"While violence has subsided، less than 10 percent of health facilities in Nineveh governorate are functioning at full capacity. Those that are operational are stretched to breaking point،” said Hawkins in a statement.

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