India Country Office End of Year Humanitarian SitRep

Reporting Period: 1 January to 31 December 2022

Transporting vaccines to the remote inhabitable islands of Sunderbans at Pathapratima block in West Bengal are dependent on the water transportation.


UNICEF India is thankful to the governments, international financial institutions, and private and public sector donors for their generous contributions, which have enabled UNICEF to deliver results during this extraordinary period of shocks, stresses, and global recovery (See Annex C for details on donors).

However, there remains a pressing need to deliver results for the survival and development of millions of children exposed to multidimensional risks and vulnerabilities due to climate change-induced meteorological hazards.


• By December 2022, India administered 2.2 billion vaccine doses against COVID-19 and nearly 85 per cent of the children aged 12-18 years took at least one dose of the vaccine, with UNICEF support.

• 62,227 unaccompanied and separated children reunified with their primary caregiver or provided with family-based or alternative care services.

• 5.4 million children accessing formal or nonformal education, including early learning with UNICEF support.

• Flood response actions by UNICEF have reached approximately 220,000 people including 30,507 children with safe drinking water, school-in-a-bag and psychosocial support.

• In 2023, UNICEF India requires US$15.34 million to alleviate the suffering of 3 million targeted families (including 6.7 million of the most vulnerable children) impacted by floods, cyclones and heatwaves.

UNICEF team documenting the immunization at the outreach session site for routine immunization at Rabindra Sishutirtha primary school of Rakhalpur, one of the last inhabitable islands of Sundarbans at Patharpratima block of Diamond Harbour Health District.
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