Going the distance to reach vulnerable communities
UNICEF goes the extra distance to support the most vulnerable communities around the world, including vaccinating children in even the most hard to reach areas. Immunisation is key to ending many preventable child deaths and giving children a chance to grow up healthy and reach their full potential.
However for children living in remote areas, accessing vaccination programs is often a challenge. To combat the spread of preventable illnesses within isolated communities in Venezuela, UNICEF shipped vaccines by light plane to the Hoti indigenous groups, reaching over 1,500 vulnerable children.
UNICEF has mobilised teams around the country to provide much-needed polio, yellow fever, and measles vaccines. This year, UNICEF Venezuela plans to reach more than 530,000 children with life-saving vaccinations.