In response to the Government’s official request for aid , UNICEF will deliver 600 mosquito nets, 100 mattresses, 100 blankets, 100 hygiene kits, 400 “Return to Happiness” backpacks, as well as 500 water tanks and 14 water chloride equipments.
UNICEF supports the Ministry of Health in the prevention and treatment of diarrhea-caused diseases by providing oral dehydrations salts. This week, UNICEF staff will give intensive capacity training to 100 public functionaries in charge of organizing the shelters.
UNICEF is also working in cooperation with the United Nations’ Inter-Agency Team (UNETE) which is part of UNDAC.
UNICEF is on the ground in over 150 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
For further information
Gabriela Malo, firstname.lastname@example.org, UNICEF Ecuador
Patrick McCormick, UNICEF New York, Tel +212 326 7426, email@example.com
Saira Khan, UNICEF New York, Tel + 212-326-7224, firstname.lastname@example.org