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UNICEF – in partnership with Gavi and WHO – is also helping low- and lower-middle-income countries prepare to receive COVID-19 vaccines in 2021

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Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore

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In high-income countries, only 2 per cent of fiscal stimulus was allocated specifically to support children during the first wave of COVID-19; a better balance of spending that provides more direct support to children is urgently needed

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UNICEF kickstarts discussions with over 350 logistics organizations to step up delivery plans for eventual COVID-19 vaccines

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Children and adolescents account for 1 in 9 of reported COVID-19 infections, according to new analysis released ahead of World Children’s Day

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New report looks at national education responses to COVID-19 including lost learning; remote learning support for students, parents and teachers; school reopening plans; health protocols; and financing

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The pre-COVID-19 analysis reveals that 356 million children struggle to survive on less than $1.90 a day, two-thirds of them in sub-Saharan Africa

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Initial preparatory work – in partnership with Gavi and WHO – will include purchasing boxes for the safe disposal of syringes and mapping out cold chain equipment to ensure delivery of effective vaccines

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UNICEF Canada welcomes the Government of Canada’s commitment to ensure that access to the eventual COVID-19 vaccine is equitable and available to all, including the highest risk populations world-wide, regardless of income level.

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