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Surviving in shelters a daily challenge

13 November 2014 - Asel Shamo, a 2-day-old baby, starts her new life in an unfinished building with her 21-year-old mother and 19 other people in a little tarpaulin covered space. Asel and hundreds

of other children are at risk of contracting communicable diseases. They are experiencing adverse health outcomes due to exposure to cold weather.
A child’s growth and development depend on many factors, including access to health services, clean water, food security and shelter. WHO requires US$ 187 million to support health interventions but has only received US$ 54 million thus far, representing a funding gap of 71%. In the coming month, the health situation is expected to deteriorate further among the displaced people and host communities due to winterization.

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  • Agency: WHO