By Razan Rashidi
Al Emrat, Syria, 15 April 2014 – Oum Hani is queuing at a mobile vaccination unit to give two of her children under five and her nephew polio vaccines. She and her nine children live with her brother in Al Emrat village, in the suburbs of Damascus.
The family fled their home in East Ghouta four months ago because of the fighting, and now none of her children goes to school. “I miss my home and I want to send all my children to school once we go back,” she says.
UNICEF and WHO are helping mobile health teams to reach remote places like Al Emrat with generous support from European Commission – Humanitarian Aid and Civil protection (ECHO), the government of Kuwait and many other donors.