The Situation of Women and Children in Iraq

The Situation of Women and Children in Iraq

UNICEF, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, has been working to improve the situation of children and women in Iraq since 1952 and has had a permanent presence in the country since 1983. Over the last several months, the organization has mounted immunization campaigns and shipped in nutritional items to boost the strength of Iraqi children and improve their chances of survival in the event of a war. It has also positioned thousands of tons of relief supplies in Iraq and neighboring countries, including high-protein biscuits, essential medicines, water-purification supplies, and other life-saving emergency items. The organization has dedicated an area of its Web site to highlight its relief efforts in the region and has created an Iraq press room to provide journalists with up-to-date briefing notes from the UNICEF news desk in Amman, Jordan.