UNICEF India COVID-19 Pandemic Monthly External Situation Report No.8: 1 - 31 January 2021

Situation Report
Originally published



  • 660 million children and their families across India have been reached with accurate information on how to stay safe from COVID-19 • 2.29 million people have regularly shared concerns, asked questions and clarifications on COVID-19 through established feedback mechanisms.

  • 61.8 million people have been engaged in activities that facilitate two-way communication, meaningful participation and local action on COVID-19 • 3.6 million people across India have been reached with critical WASH supplies (including hygiene items) and services.

  • 2.5 million healthcare facility staff and community health workers have been trained in Infection Prevention and Control.

  • 34,700 healthcare workers within health facilities and communities provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • 44.4 million children continue to learn through education initiatives launched by UNICEF and partners across 16 states.

  • Over 333,000 children and their caregivers have been provided with psychosocial support through UNICEF’s assistance, including training of child protection functionaries and counsellors together with government.

  • 8200 children without parental or family care have been provided with appropriate alternative care arrangements • 146,000 UNICEF personnel and partners that have completed training on GenderBased Violence (GBV) risk mitigation and referrals for survivors • 19.7 million children and women received essential healthcare, including prenatal, delivery and postnatal care, essential newborn care, immunization, treatment of childhood illnesses and HIV care in UNICEF supported facilities.

  • 1.48 million healthcare providers trained in detecting, referral and appropriate management of COVID-19 cases.

  • 102,400 children (6-59 months) admitted for treatment of severe acute malnutrition (SAM)