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UNICEF supply operations reach record highs in 2020 amid global fight against COVID-19 pandemic

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The FINANCIAL --  UNICEF’s global procurement and supply operations grew by 17 per cent in 2020 to reach a record US$4.468 billion, underscoring the organization’s role in supporting governments’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic.…

UNICEF Sends 3,000 Oxygen Concentrators and Other Critical Supplies to India

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The FINANCIAL -- UNICEF has sent critical lifesaving supplies, including 3,000 oxygen concentrators, diagnostic tests, medical kits, and other equipment to help India in its battle with a deadly wave of COVID-19.…

Reframing child and adolescent health for the SDG era

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The FINANCIAL -- Over the past two decades, the epidemiology of global child health has changed markedly, alongside our understanding of what works to improve the health and wellbeing of children and adolescents. As countries seek to recover and rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic, a series of papers published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ)…

Across virtually every key measure of childhood, progress has gone backward

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The FINANCIAL -- One year since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, the latest available data from UNICEF uncover a devastating and distorted new normal for the world’s children.…

10 million additional girls at risk of child marriage due to COVID-19

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The FINANCIAL -- Ten million additional child marriages may occur before the end of the decade, threatening years of progress in reducing the practice, according to a new analysis released by UNICEF today.…

At least 1 in 7 children and young people has lived under stay-at-home policies for most of the last year, putting mental health and well-being at risk

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The FINANCIAL-- At least 1 in 7 children – or 332 million globally – has lived under required or recommended nationwide stay-at-home policies for at least nine months since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, putting their mental health and well-being at risk, UNICEF noted.…

COVID-19: Schools for more than 168 million children globally have been completely closed for almost a full year, says UNICEF

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The FINANCIAL -- Schools for more than 168 million children globally have been completely closed for almost an entire year due to COVID-19 lockdowns, according to new data released today by UNICEF. Furthermore, around 214 million children globally – or 1 in 7 – have missed more than three-quarters of their in-person learning UNICEF notes.…

COVAX publishes first round of allocations

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The FINANCIAL -- The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi) and the World Health Organization (WHO), as co-leads of the COVAX initiative for equitable global access to COVID-19 vaccines, alongside key delivery partner UNICEF, are pleased to publish COVAX’s first round of allocations WHO notes.…

UNICEF signs COVID-19 vaccine supply agreement with AstraZeneca

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The FINANCIAL -- UNICEF and AstraZeneca this week signed a long-term agreement for the supply of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca on behalf of the COVAX Facility. Through the supply agreement, UNICEF, along with procurement partners including the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), will have access to up to 170 million doses of vaccines for around 85 countries. This is the…

World Bank Group President Welcomes G7 Statement

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The FINANCIAL -- World Bank Group President David Malpass issued the following statement on the G7 Leaders’ meeting:"The World Bank Group welcomes the strong statement of cooperation from the G7 today, and their commitment to having COVID-19 vaccine doses available for developing countries.…

Democratic Republic of the Congo, northeast Nigeria, the Central Sahel, South Sudan and Yemen will suffer from acute malnutrition in 2021

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The FINANCIAL -- As 2021 approaches, UNICEF is deeply concerned for the health and well-being of 10.4 million children projected to suffer from acute malnutrition next year in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), northeast Nigeria, the Central Sahel, South Sudan and Yemen. These are all countries or regions experiencing dire humanitarian crises while…

Mozambique: Malnutrition and deadly diseases threaten 250,000 displaced children in Cabo Delgado province as the rainy season starts

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The FINANCIAL -- Approximately 250,000 children have been displaced by the escalating crisis in Mozambique’s northern province of Cabo Delgado and are now at risk of deadly diseases as the rainy season sets in, UNICEF warned.…

LEGO announces new activities to teach kids about cyberbullying

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The FINANCIAL — The LEGO Group has today expanded its range of family-focused digital child safety and wellbeing initiatives to help families have conversations and learn more about how to tackle cyberbullying in an engaging, memorable way.  A new ‘Build & Talk’ activity guide has been created to help parents and caregivers initiate conversations with their child about this challenging subject while completing some simple LEGO® builds together. At the same time a new playful LEGO Friends #BoostUp experience is being introduced in the LEGO Life app, developed with Peppy Pals, a leading creator of digital social and emotional learning…

Educators improve distance-learning techniques as a result of the partnership among Georgia, Estonia and UNICEF

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The FINANCIAL — Elementary school teachers, school administrators and educators from 100 schools in Georgia will be trained in distance teaching and learning as part of an partnership between the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Georgia, the Government of Estonia and UNICEF Georgia. The programme aims to improve the quality of education…

UNICEF delivers personal safety supplies for COVID-19 to frontline workers and children under state care

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The FINANCIAL — UNICEF continued creating a safe working environment for vulnerable groups of children and frontline workers supporting them and provided hygiene and personal protective materials to the State Care Agency to support the Government in mitigating the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in Georgia. The supplies were procured with the support from USAID…