Given the unpredictable nature of the virus and the continued spread, UNICEF is also liaising with governments, World Health Organization counterparts and other partners in developing contingency plans in other regions, especially in countries with weaker health systems and limited capacity to deal with major disease outbreaks.
To reduce the risk of infection and stop the spread of coronavirus, UNICEF and WHO recommend some simple precautions such as frequent hand-washing, coughing and sneezing into the elbow and alerting medical professionals if symptoms are present.
Read UNICEF’s parent guide to coronavirus here.
Survival and education in Burkina Faso
A drastic rise of conflict in Burkina Faso is having devastating effects on children's survival, development and education.
Children like Nabiya are struggling to receive basic needs, including healthcare, clean water and education. Nabiuya and her family were forced to flee to the neighbouring village, Kaya, after their community came under attack.
Nabyla is currently attending a UNICEF-supported school in Kaya. She hopes to become a nurse and make enough money to support her family.
Since November last year, more than a million people - half of which are children - have been displaced. UNICEF is working with partners to provide essential services in Burkina Faso, like education, shelter, child protection, health and nutrition.