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Coronavirus - Zimbabwe: Donors allocate additional funds to the Health Development Fund in Zimbabwe

The EU has provided new funds amounting to over USD 41 million as additional top up funding to the Health Development Fund (HDF)

The European Union (EU) and Sweden have provided significant new funding to the multi-donor Health Development Fund (HDF) – managed by UNICEF and UNFPA. The HDF supports health system strengthening in Zimbabwe since its inception in 2011 under the Health Transition Fund. The EU has provided new funds amounting to…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Indoor play ideas to stimulate young children at home

Safe fun and learning during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

Young children love to play together, but with the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, playdates with friends and games with large groups are sadly not safe ideas. Physical distancing is a responsible way to protect ourselves and others, but for little ones learning about the world around them and…

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COVID-19: Children at Heightened Risk of Abuse

Newly released technical guidance aims to help authorities strengthen protection measures for children during pandemic

Hundreds of millions of children around the world will likely face increasing threats to their safety and wellbeing – including mistreatment, gender-based violence, exploitation, social exclusion and separation from caregivers – because of actions taken to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. UNICEF is urging governments to ensure the…