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New Year’s Babies: Over 3600 children will be born in Uganda on New Year’s Day

With the calendar flipping to 2021, UNICEF dedicates its 75th year to reimagining a better world for children

An estimated 3,636 babies will be born in Uganda on New Year’s Day, according to UNICEF. This is a 7.26 per cent decrease from 2020, when an estimated 3,900 were born the first day of the year. As the calendar turns to 2021, UNICEF is again celebrating the new lives…

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An estimated 10.4 million children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, northeast Nigeria, the Central Sahel, South Sudan and Yemen will suffer from acute malnutrition in 2021

UNICEF warns numbers could rise further without urgent action

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…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Only 1 in 3 countries ready to receive children safely in schools in West and Central Africa

UNICEF calls on Ministries of Education and Finance today to prioritize education in their COVID-19 recovery plans

UNICEF calls on governments to accelerate a safe re-opening of schools for all children, with clear public health, hygiene and sanitation safeguards in place. UNICEF calls on Ministries of Education and Finance today to prioritize education in their COVID-19 recovery plans to reduce the negative impact of the COVID-19 crisis…

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    • UNICEF Sierra Leone COVID-19 Situation Report No 9, 1 – 30 September 2020
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Coronavirus: UNICEF Sierra Leone COVID-19 Situation Report

Cumulative number of tests conducted is 41,128 (5.37/1,000 population) with an average positivity rate of 5.4%

Situation Overview Sierra Leone has seen a downward trend in the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases during the reporting period. Download Report: https://bit.ly/30zSORv Total number of daily tests conducted meanwhile have increased over the same period. Cumulative number of tests conducted is 41,128 (5.37/1,000 population) with an average positivity…

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    • UNICEF Benin COVID-19 Situation Report No. 22: 18 September - 2 October 2020
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Coronavirus: UNICEF Benin COVID-19 Situation Report

77 new cases were identified in the last two weeks

Situation overview Since March 2020, a total of 2,357 COVID-19 confirmed cases have been identified in Benin out of 167,555 tests conducted. 77 new cases were identified in the last two weeks. One death related to COVID-19 was recorded in the reporting period bringing the number of deaths to 41.…

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Coronavirus - UNICEF Benin COVID-19 Situation Report No. 22: 18 September - 2 October 2020

77 new cases were identified in the last two weeks

Situation overview Since March 2020, a total of 2,357 COVID-19 confirmed cases have been identified in Benin out of 167,555 tests conducted. 77 new cases were identified in the last two weeks. One death related to COVID-19 was recorded in the reporting period bringing the number of deaths to 41.…

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    • Coronavirus - UNICEF South Africa COVID-19 Situation Report No. 8: 01-30 September 2020
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Coronavirus - UNICEF South Africa COVID-19 Situation Report No. 8: 01-30 September 2020

Highlights South Africa moved to Alert Level 1 on September 21, as new COVID-19 infections continued to slow across the country and the National Department of Health (NDoH) reported that the epidemiological curve has plateaued. UNICEF and partners are now working on further scaling up risk communication and community engagement…

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Coronavirus - UNICEF Global COVID-19 Situation Report No. 12: September 2020

COVID-19 Special Interim Report: use of flexible funds in the COVID-19 Response. The COVID-19 pandemic has fuelled an unprecedented global crisis that has reversed some development gains for children. Download report: https://bit.ly/3iqe6qD Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 1.3 billion children have lost access to in-person education following physical…

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    • Coronavirus - UNICEF Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report No. 7: July-August 2020
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Coronavirus - UNICEF Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report No. 7: July-August 2020

Highlights Uganda confirmed 3,074 cases of COVID-19 among Ugandan nationals during the reporting period; the majority of cases were in males (86 per cent). Uganda’s cumulative COVID-19 caseload included 1,699 recoveries, 32 deaths (with a case fatality rate of 1.0 per cent), and 86 cases in children (representing 2.8 per…

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    • UNICEF Ethiopia COVID-19 Situation Report No. 18: 1-15 September 2020
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Coronavirus: UNICEF Ethiopia COVID-19 Situation Report

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugees are being intentionally targeted with key COVID-19 prevention messages and WASH support

Highlights ▪ Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugees have been identified as being among the most vulnerable population groups to COVID-19 infection in Ethiopia. To ensure an equitable and comprehensive COVID-19 response, IDPs and refugees are being intentionally targeted with key COVID-19 prevention messages and WASH support. Since the onset…