Statement of solidarity
By UNICEF Representative in Bulgaria Dr. Jane Muita
Sofia, 23 March 2020 – Days since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, the number of cases continues to soar around the world. Bulgaria has not been spared by the pandemic. There are also children among the confirmed cases and many children and families are confused and scared.
On behalf of UNICEF I convey our solidarity with the people of Bulgaria. I would also like to express our deep gratitude to all those, who fight so hard to protect people and to save lives!
We fully support the Government’s measures undertaken and we appeal to people to respect them. UNICEF, WHO and the other UN agencies support the government in it’s crucial work to fight against the spread of the COVID-19 and to respond to its impact on its people.
Everyone is talking about coronavirus disease, and everywhere you look there’s information. Amplifying important health messages is crucial at this moment. We, at UNICEF, are working hard sharing correct information and fighting myths and battling misinformation. This situation is new for all of us, so that is why giving appropriate information to parents, children, young people, pregnant and breastfeeding women and teachers is crucial. We are working with global health experts around the clock to provide accurate information. Information you can trust is grounded in the latest scientific evidence.
In such hard times everyone can help – by respecting the measures and thus our own health and the health of others, by sharing information from reliable sources such as UNICEF and WHO. Those who can and are willing to support financially the efforts of the Government, please make donations to the Ministry of Health and to the Bulgarian Red Cross.
I am deeply convinced, that we shall overcome this critical situation. But in order to do so – we have to be in this together! We have to show the best side in every one of us – solidarity, support and care! United, we will get out of these times of trial stronger, better and wiser!