Iraqi Red Crescent society observes polio vaccination campaigns for displaced families in Karbala

IRCS has declared observing vaccination campaigns against polio which implemented by Karbala Health directorate in a number of areas of the province, especially for the children of displaced families. Assistant Secretary General of IRCS , Mohammad Khuza’e commented on that by saying : ‘’ IRCS teams in Karbala form three groups of staff and volunteers to follow up vaccination polio campaigns which carried out by the Health directorate in the province after making a survey of the areas that are not reached by the vaccination campaigns, especially the children of displaced families. Adding : ‘’ IRCS teams have made field survey on neighborhoods and areas in the city center ‘’ and clarifying :’’ that IRCS teams in cooperation with the Health directorate in the province have vaccinated more than 8800 children of displaced families as well as vaccinating more than 6200 child from families of visitors to the holy shrines in the province. Clarifying :’’ that daily survey operations lasted for six days in coordination with the World Health Organization and Health directorate of Karbala .

About Iraqi Red Crescent Society

An independent national humanitarian society that works to reduce the suffering and pain of people without discrimination during the peace and war , natural disasters and non-natural disasters , it is also considered one of the most activist societies in the international movement of Red Cross and Red Crescent. The work of the society depends on the principle of voluntary work which considered the base in IRCS work , that the voluntary service is embodied the fundamental principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent international movement which considered volunteers the basic block in the society work , that the voluntary relief doesn’t work for any interest or seek for any profit .

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