Protecting Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition during the ongoing emergency response

Ministry of Health, UNICEF, WHO, WFP, UNRWA and nutrition working group partners in State of Palestine
call for ALL involved in the emergency response in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank to protect, promote, and
support the feeding and care of infants and young children, their caregivers, especially pregnant, postpartum, and
breastfeeding women. This is critical to support maternal and child survival, growth, and development, and to
prevent malnutrition, illness, and death.
This joint statement has been issued to help secure immediate, coordinated, multi-sectoral action on infant and
young child feeding (IYCF) to support and provide care for infants and their caregivers during the ongoing emergency
response in the State of Palestine...


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