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Unicef resources available to media reporting on the Coronavirus

In countries with ongoing humanitarian situations, the pandemic has added yet another layer of vulnerability.

  • Children housebound due to coronavirus – related school closures: 1.2 billion learners
  • Refer to WHO website for the latest figures on numbers affected globally
  • To date, UNICEF has shipped more than 4.41 million gloves, 786,450 surgical masks, 199,631 N95 respirators, 203,435 gowns and 13,128 goggles globally.

The urban poor, internally displaced and refugee/migrant populations are especially at risk as they tend to live in overcrowded settings, with restricted access to healthcare, handwashing and sanitation facilities. Children on the move will be further exposed to the disease as basic essential and life-saving services are unavailable due to control measures, movement restrictions, border closures and discriminatory access to testing and other health services.

UNICEF is focused on meeting the urgent needs of children and families, especially in the most vulnerable communities, working with partners to ensure that they have the support they need by providing personal protective equipment to healthcare workers, water and sanitation facilities, and education and child protection services.

Catalogue of UNICEF press releases and statements can be found here.

Case Studies

UNICEF’s response to the coronavirus for refugee and migrant children in Italy

Protecting vulnerable children in Bangladesh

UNICEF supports health awareness campaigns in Nigeria

Covid-19 awareness and prevention – South Sudan

Coronavirus Covid-19 situation inVenezuela , Madagascar , Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Distance learning in Cote d’Ivoire

Lockdown video diaries: Africa,

Links to multimedia content and other resources

Notes to editors

A wide range of experts are available to speak on a variety of topics, for interviews or background briefings, get in touch with Yemi Lufadeju, Unicef UK, T: +44 20 7375 6199 M: + 44 073 9101 7115 Press line: +44 (0)20 7375 6030

About Unicef

Unicef is the world’s leading organisation for children, promoting the rights and wellbeing 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.

Unicef UK raises funds to protect children in danger, transform their lives and build a safer world for tomorrow’s children. As a registered charity we raise funds through donations from individuals, organisations and companies and we lobby and campaign to keep children safe. Unicef UK also runs programmes in schools, hospitals and with local authorities in the UK.

For more information please visit unicef.org.uk

Original article link: https://www.unicef.org.uk/press-releases/media-brief-unicef-resources-available-to-media-reporting-on-the-coronavirus/

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