UNICEF profoundly saddened by the death of at least 11 newborn babies following a horrific fire at Tivaouane hospital
Statement attributable to Ms. Silvia Danailov, UNICEF Representative in Senegal
DAKAR (Senegal), 26 May 2022 – "UNICEF is deeply saddened by the death of at least 11 newborn babies following a terrible fire at the neonatal unit of the hospital of Tivaouane.
“We express our deepest sympathy to the families and communities affected by this tragedy, especially those who have lost their child. No parents should experience the heartbreak of watching their child die.
"UNICEF stands alongside the authorities and partners on the ground to provide support, the necessary assistance to these families and prevent further such tragedies."
UNICEF promotes the rights and well-being of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
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