"For millions of children in this country, our
work is the difference between life and death."
Despite the ongoing violence, the challenges brought on by difficult terrain and access, as well as the added layer of complexity brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, UNICEF continues to provide vital humanitarian assistance to children in need.
“We continue to support treatment and prevention messaging for diarrhoea, cholera and dengue, and in February alone, vaccinated almost 57,000 children against whooping cough, tetanus, hepatitis B and diphtheria”
UNICEF is also supplying safe drinking water to major cities and rural areas as well as emergency latrines, hygiene kits and promoting good hygiene practices to tens of thousands of internally displaced people.
“We know there are so many other challenges that children face in the country,” Harriet says.
“The aim is to continue to deliver the humanitarian assistance that keeps them alive. For millions of children in this country, our work is the difference between life and death