Maher Ghafari, Unicef representative in the region, added that since the first day after the disaster, Unicef has been taking care of water and sanitation needs and has sent tanker trucks to areas where the water supply has been interrupted.
In Turkey, of the approximately 15 million affected by earthquakes, there are more than 214,000 pregnant women, revealed the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), cited by the UN News portal.
Of this number of pregnant women, nearly 24,000 are expected to give birth in March, he added, noting that “future mothers need support with emergency obstetric care and cesarean sections and pre- and postnatal care.
“With medical supplies depleted and hundreds of health centers, maternity wards and spaces damaged, a race against time was formed to save lives”, highlights the portal.
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