UNICEF delivered 4 tons of professional protective and medical equipment to Croatia

Together against coronavirus

30 March 2020
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Ilej/UNICEF

Zagreb, March 30, 2020 – The first batch of professional protective and medical equipment acquired by UNICEF arrived to Zagreb today, as a part of UNICEF’s response to the current coronavirus crisis. Today, 4 tons of equipment have been delivered from UNICEF's Copenhagen warehouse including 30,000 professional medical masks (FFP2 and FFP3), 30,000 protective gloves, 18,000 protective suits and gowns, 4,000 bags for safe disposal of medical waste, 2 500 thousand protective caps and 130 pairs of protective rubber boots.
Taking in consideration the growing needs and challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, UNICEF continues with the campaign “Together Against Coronavirus” and invites partners, media, companies and citizens to get involved and support the campaign with their donations.

Donations will ensure: 
• Procurement of respirators and medical equipment for the most vulnerable patients
• Procurement of protective equipment for healthcare professionals (protective suits, FFP2 and FFP3 masks, gloves and more)
• Procurement of disinfectants and hygiene supplies
• Providing expert guidance against the spread of a pandemic, as well as panic and fake news
• Support to online education
• Providing psychosocial assistance to the most vulnerable children and their families.


Donations could be made: 
• at the official website: www.unicef.hr/zajedno-protiv-koronavirusa/
• via direct payment to UNICEF’s bank account: 
HR1723600001501092524
2063-989

With the support of partners and donors, UNICEF will continue to procure the priority protective and medical equipment (suits, masks, gloves, respirators) necessary to save lives in the fight against the pandemic. In addition to the procurement of equipment, UNICEF will launch programme activities that will:
• Provide verified information and expert guidance to help prevent the spread of the virus and support the continuity of health care, education and social services
• Support the continuity of key social protection services for the most vulnerable children and families
• Provide psychosocial assistance to the most vulnerable children and families
• Support online education 

Regina Castillo, representative, said: “Coronavirus affects us all. Every family, every parent and every child. UNICEF works tirelessly and dedicatedly to provide the best possible care for children and families in Croatia, especially for the most vulnerable ones. Now, more than ever, we are counting on our common solidarity, generosity and willingness to support our mission. What we do today will have a tremendous impact on our future. "

 

Media contacts

Marin Ilej
Communication Officer
Tel: 099 3494 579

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