Annual Report of UNICEF in Bulgaria for 2021
More than 75 years unstoppable work for every child
In 2021, UNICEF marked a milestone anniversary – 75 years of unstoppable work for every child. For 75 years, UNICEF has stood for a powerful truth: Every child has the right to grow up healthy and strong. To be nurtured and protected. To be educated and prepared to contribute to their societies. And for 75 years, UNICEF and our partners have worked to help children realize those rights, wherever they are. Yet multiple crises in 2021 threatened those hard-fought gains for children. The COVID-19 pandemic, a worsening climate crisis, armed conflict, displacement, and other humanitarian emergencies are depriving children of their health and well-being. During 2021, at a time of unprecedented global crisis with the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to have a severe impact on children and young people, exacerbating existing equity gaps, UNICEF in Bulgaria worked to mount a child-focused response to the pandemic and to provide support where it was needed the most.
With the support of our BLAGODETELs in 2021 we managed to support:
:: 1,680 children (924 girls and 756 boys) from vulnerable and excluded communities benefited from the outreach and preventive services provided by the Family Consultative Centre for Community Support in Novi Pazar, Shumen region.
:: More than 4,500 parents of young children in the districts of Shumen and Sliven received individual support and guidance for full care from home visiting nurses;
:: More than 2,500 children and parents benefited from the specialized services for prevention and response to violence in the children's centers "Zona ZaKrila".
:: Joint UNICEF - Ministry of Education and Science initiative for a safe school environment "STEPS TOGETHER" reached nearly 3,000 girls and boys who participated in sessions to build social and emotional skills and support peers;
:: Children with disabilities and special educational needs received access to individual professional support through “Help me thrive” educational platform;
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