• The 93 per cent shortfall in funding for WASH is limiting the coverage and scale-up of interventions. Without further funding, WASH targets for the provision of access to safe and adequate water and sanitation cannot be met.
• As part of a major scale up effort, UNICEF has initiated 24 new partnerships with local and international NGOs, covering the areas of health, education, WASH, and child protection.
• Following the success of the recently-concluded vaccination campaign, the Ministry of Public Health has officially requested UNICEF to extend the campaign nationwide to reach the remaining 16 provinces.
• UNICEF has commenced direct distribution of winter supplies to 1,450 beneficiaries in two tented settlements in the Bekaa.