HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOON BRIEFING


BY FARHAN HAQ, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON
 FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL

WEDNESDAY, 5 FEBRUARY 2014

 

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SYRIA: U.N. AGENCY STARTS POLIO VACCINATION AT YARMOUK REFUGEE CAMP 

  • The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has begun a large-scale polio vaccination campaign targeting thousands of children in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus.
  • The Relief and Works Agency has also continued with food distributions in the camp, with over 800 parcels distributed yesterday. This brings to nearly 5,200 the total number of parcels delivered since 18 January, when the Agency was first permitted limited access to Yarmouk.
  • The Agency has also continued to transfer food supplements, such as iron in tablet and drop form, multivitamins and rehydration salts.

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