Côte d'Ivoire

UNICEF Côte d’Ivoire COVID-19 Situation Report No. 19 for 12-25 September 2020

Situation Report
Originally published


Situation Overview and Humanitarian Needs


  • As of 22 September, out of the 19,343 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 58% are male and 42% female, 18,682 people (97.2%) have recovered, and 120 people (0.62%) have died.


  • The first round of polio vaccination with mOPV2 took place from 18 to 21 September in 113 health districts. Côte d’Ivoire is the first country to conduct this type of campaign at national level. The second round of polio immunisation is scheduled for 9-12 October 2020.
  • Preliminary results reviewed by the Campaign Coordinating Committee indicate a satisfactory vaccination coverage of 95%.

Upcoming Presidential elections (31 October 2020)

  • UNICEF trained 50 social workers and NGOs on emergency preparedness and response. The training covered standards and principles of child protection in emergencies, risk analysis and planning of response interventions. Following the training, a child protection emergency plan – based on the national emergency plan and the United Nations System Interagency Contingency Plan (IACP) – will be developed with a view to upcoming elections and other risks, including the spillover risk of the Central Sahel crisis.