Since the start of the outbreak in December 2019, the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread to at least 182 countries and territories and is now officially a pandemic. As the lead humanitarian agency looking out for children when emergencies strike, UNICEF is committed to continuing to deliver assistance to children across the globe affected by COVID-19, and will continue working with governments and partners to ensure children in need receive humanitarian assistance.
Please consider supporting UNICEF’s efforts, which include: the urgent prevention of new infections through public health education and outreach; the scale-up of alternative communications channels to help provide education and child protection services; the support of health systems to help boost supplies of key equipment; and the tackling of misinformation that could have harmful effects on children.
Additionally, as many countries can no longer locally source Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and other health supplies, UNICEF’s support is critical to fill these supply gaps.
With your generous support, UNICEF will work to ensure children and families receive the supplies and information needed to reduce the impact of this crisis. On behalf of children across the globe, thank you!