COVID-19 in DRC
The latest COVID-19 news and resources, as well as tips to protect you and your family.
Lastest update : 26 August
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How UNICEF is helping
As the number of COVID-19 cases soars, so do the needs of children and their families. From delivering life-saving health supplies, to building water and hygiene facilities, to keeping girls and boys connected to education and protection, UNICEF is working to slow the spread of COVID-19 and minimize its impact on children.
UNICEF's response strategy and interventions focuses on the following axes :
- Risk communication and community engagement;
- Improving WASH and infection prevention and control measures in health facilities and in the community;
- Provision of supplies, medical equipment for case management;
- Psychosocial support and continuous access to basic social services;
- Social protection interventions to mitigate the socio-economic impact in households and social sciences analysis.
UNICEF on the ground
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the lives of children and their families as health systems buckle, borders close, and schools and businesses shutter. With the support of Gavi, the Global Partnership for Education, the Solidarity Response Fund, the United States Agency for International Development, the World Bank Group, Unilever and the Governements of Canada, Japan, Malta, the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland, UNICEF and its partners have
- sensitized 29,241,606 persons on prevention and access to services;
- reached 2,240,287 persons with critical water, sanitation and hygiene services;
- provided 39,154 children, parents and caregivers with psychosocial support;
- enabled 1,342,907 children and women to receive essential healthcare services;
- informed 247,307 caregivers on the importance of continued breastfeeding;
- allowed 6,993,466 children to access to distance learning.