2020 UNICEF Situation Reports on COVID-19 in Rwanda
Updates on UNICEF actions to support the Government of Rwanda in preventing and responding to COVID-19
In 2020, UNICEF Rwanda has appealed for US$ 5 million to support the Government of Rwanda’s National COVID-19 Response Plan. Without additional funding, UNICEF will not be able to address the most urgent needs of children and families in Rwanda who are affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
In this update:
- The Government of Rwanda is gradually reopening schools. As of 2 November 2020, primary grades 5 and 6 and secondary grades 3, 5 and 6 resumed in-person classes.
- UNICEF supported home-based individualized learning for 7,282 children with disabilities.
- UNICEF procured over 30,000 additional bottles of 500 ml hand sanitizer for community health workers.
- UNICEF provided critical WASH/IPC supplies to 22 hospitals, including three tonnes of chlorine powder for disinfection and 1,500 litres of hand sanitizer.
- UNICEF provided critical hygiene supplies to 484 children aged 0-3 whose mothers are detained, 560 detained minors over the age of 14, and 2,069 children and youth with disabilities in institutional care.
- UNICEF distributed PPE (masks and sanitizer) to all 29,674 child protection community volunteers (Inshuti z’Umuryango) to facilitate them continuing home visits, awareness raising, and case referral.