COVID-19 Response Humanitarian Situation Report #15
16-31 July 2020
- The separation of children f rom their families and caregivers due to COVID-19 remains a major concern. To date, UNICEF has supported 1,130 unaccompanied or separated children affected by the COVID-19 outbreak to be reunif ied with their parents or caregivers, or to be placed in appropriate alternative care.
- With support f rom UNICEF and other partners, distance learning programmes are currently reaching 4.9 million school children (47% girls) across Regional Education Bureaus (REBs) in Addis Ababa, Dire Dawa, Harari and the following regions: Amhara, Benishangul- Gumuz, Gambella, Oromia, Southern Nations, Nationalities and
People’s region (SNNP), Somali and Tigray.
- Persons with disabilities are more likely to be impacted by COVID-19 and less able to access information or implement the recommended hygiene measures to reduce the risk of contracting the virus. For this reason, UNICEF has developed a Disability-Inclusive Response ton COVID-19 policy brief. This week, UNICEF supported the Ethiopian
Institute of the Ombudsman (EIO) to reach 200 children with hearing, visual or developmental disabilities and their families in Addis Ababa with hygiene and food items.
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