UNICEF Iraq Covid-19 Situation Report

Situation Report No.3

Mujbal and Mutaab are brothers who have been displaced from Al-Qaim, near the Syrian border, for almost a year.
UNICEF Iraq/2018/Jeelo



• There is significant increase in number of newly confirmed cases in Iraq. This is attributed to increase in testing capacity nationwide; active contacts tracing and to easing of curfew in many parts of the country especially in the overcrowded and poor areas and no adherence to the proper infection prevention measures and practices.

• Baghdad, Basra, Najaf, Erbil, Sulaimaniyia and Kerbala remain the most affected governorates. Most of the reported cases are among the age of 20-59 year. While the recovery rate has been highest among the age groups between 20 – 60-year-old; the fatality is highest among 50+, according to the Iraq Covid-19 Dashboard.

• UNICEF is developing a learning model for 12,615 displaced children in Ninewa and Erbil Governorates, blending home-based learning with classroom education. It includes the development of adapted curriculums, catch-up sessions, community learning-facilitation, safe schools’ protocols and trainings for teachers.

• UNICEF continues to use digital media and TV to spread awareness and combat misinformation—during the reporting period, an estimated 8 million people were reached via TV channels and a further 300,000 via digital media.

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