Direct Relief: Investing in Healthy Futures in Post-Conflict Syria


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For almost a decade, Syria has been devastated by one of the greatest humanitarian crises of our lifetimes. The facts are staggering: in the past nine years of conflict, more than 600,000 Syrians have died and more than 13 million are in desperate need of aid. During war, health care is often deprioritized. What resources remain are frequently directed toward emergency response and neglect the pressing needs of pregnant women. Helping to fill the need for antenatal health care support, Kirk Humanitarian donates United Nations International Multiple Micronutrient Antenatal Preparation Multiple Micronutrient Supplements (UNIMMAP MMS) to hospitals and primary health care centers in Syria, working in partnership with Direct Relief and the Syrian American Medical Society. These supplements, which are Halal-certified as of April 2021, have reached more than 73,000 women so far, ensuring that women have access to the essential nutrients they need during pregnancy. This work is especially critical in war-torn regions like Syria, where vulnerable populations do not have reliable access to hospitals, doctors, or safe food and water. By providing UNIMMAP MMS donations, Kirk Humanitarian is investing in Syria’s future and the health and potential of its mothers and children.

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