Together for children and their families

UNICEF response to COVID-19 pandemic

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23 June 2020

In cooperation with the Government of the Republic Croatia and with the support of its partners, businesses, donors and citizens, UNICEF has provided medical and protective equipment for health workers, advices, guidelines and recommendations for families with children, and supported online education of children and provision of social welfare services, especially for the most vulnerable families and children.



4 tons
of professional medical and protective equipment

30.000 protective surgical masks
30.000 protective gloves
18.000 protective gowns, white coats, and aprons
4.000 bags for the safe disposal of medical waste
2.500 protective head covers


Expert recommendations and guidelines for medical experts


450 packages for preschool children from disadvantaged families
in Međimurje County in order to protect their health and enable them to continue their education (in cooperation with IKEA and P&G)


5500 hygiene products
for families affected by the Zagreb earthquake
in cooperation with Unilever


Parents corner
including more than 50 guidelines, recommendations and advice for children and parents

Expert recommendations and guidelines for social care workers to ensure the additional protection of children and families

6 million views of UNICEF's webpages containing advice for parents, children, young people and experts

Online videos for parents with pediatricians’, psychologists’ and educational therapists’ advice

A free helpline to provide support for foster families was set up



To support pupils in distance learning UNICEF provided

100 tablet computers for children in 4 counties

SIM cards for 52 schools

(in cooperation with Tele2 and Arena Centar)

Server upgrade of CARNET's system to enable

simultaneous participation in online schooling

for more than 450.000 pupils

Video lectures and materials
included in the formal distance learning programme

Expert recommendations and guidelines for teachers and educators to create safer environment and education adjustment


Media literacy and online safety

2,5 million people
reached by the national media literacy campaign implemented by UNICEF and the Agency for Electronic Media
aiming to empower children, young people and parents how to recognize fake news and misinformation

Materials from the website were used by
200.000 people


Including adolescents and young people in crisis response

Adolescents and young people included in the creation of 55 materials and 10 blogs. In this way, they have helped their peers cope with the crisis.

Over 1.000 young people have taken part in different coronavirus crisis response activities organized by UNICEF.