UNICEF Global COVID-19 Situation Report No. 9

Feb – July 2020

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  • UNICEF continues to scale-up and deliver across sectors to address the needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, UNICEF has reached 2.6 billion people on COVID- 19 messaging on prevention and access to services.

  • UNICEF has actively responded to the pandemic by sourcing PPE equipment and other COVID supplies. Despite early constraints, UNICEF fulfilled $440 million as warehouse replenishment orders from April-June. Over54.4 million have received WASH supplies and services, including hygiene items.

  • Over 2.8 million healthcare facility staff and community health workers have been trained in infection prevention and control.

  • Due to social distancing constraints, UNICEF is working with governments and partners to use various platforms for outreach, monitoring, case management and training across all sectors. Over 40.7 million children and women have received essential healthcare services in UNICEF supported facilities; 22 million caregivers of children have been reached with breastfeeding messages; and 227 million children have been supported with distance home-based learning. More than 83,000 staff and partners have been trained on GBV risk mitigation and safe referral strategies for survivors.

  • UNICEF is working with governments to modify social protection programmes to address COVID-19-related vulnerabilities. Over 35 million households are benefiting from new or additional social assistance measures provided by governments.

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