Protecting women and children in Syria

Better access to quality heathcare in the Governorate of Aleppo, in Syria, is reducing the mortality rate for women and children victims of war in the cities of Ain Al-Arab (Kobane) and Mebji. This is the goal of a new project, funded by UNICEF, that will continue throughout 2019.

The primary beneficiaries are boys and girls under the age of 5, women of reproductive age, people in need of socio-psychological assistance, patients suffering from malnutrition and infectious and non-infectious diseases.

Main project work includes the rebuilding of 2 clinics in Membij and Kobane, as well as the preparation of first aid guidelines and procedures. The project also includes a system of monitoring and evaluation of deaths and training courses for health workers on healthcare management, and treatment for maternal and child mental health problems.

The project aims to increase the number of births assisted by specialised nurses and the guarantee of pre and post natal care. The project also includes information campaigns to encourage better nutrition for babies and children.


Project name: Improve access to quality health services in Menbij, Aleppo and Kobane

Project type: Health, MHPSS

Beneficiaries: Women, children, vulnerable people

Length: November 2018 - November 2019

Project areas: Northeast Syria (Aleppo, Ain al-Arab/Kobane, Menbij)

Local partner: Kurdish ted Crescent (KRC)