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Denmark contributes DKK115 million to uphold the protection rights of Somali children

UNICEF Somalia/2019/Taxta

   

   

   
During a visit to Baidoa, South West Somalia, the Danish Government underscored their commitment to uphold the protection rights of Somali children by contributing an additional DKK50 million to UNICEF, making a total contribution of DKK115 million. Somalia has the highest number of known cases of children who were forcibly recruited into armed groups globally. A large portion of this funding will go towards supporting former child soldiers rehabilitate and reintegrate back into their communities.

1.7 million Somali children to be reached with life-saving vaccines

UNICEF Somalia/2019/Taxta

   

Health authorities launched today a campaign to vaccinate 1.7 million children against measles and polio in Benaadir, Galguduud, Hirshabelle, Jubaland and South West State, Somalia. The five-day campaign, running from 24-28 November, will target children under the age of five with polio vaccines and children aged six to 59 months with measles vaccines. The vaccination campaign, conducted in partnership with the Somali government, World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), also includes a vitamin A supplement for children under five to boost their immunity as well as de-worming tablets.

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