Risk Communication and Community Engagement Working Group (1-31 August 2020 : Bulletin)

News and Press Release
Originally published
View original


Background and Objectives

With a sharp increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the Misurata municipality as well as the South Region, posing a high risk of virus spread, there was an urgent need to intensify efforts and scale up of UNICEF Risk Communication and Community Engagement activities. South region campaign as well as Misurata focused campaign contributed toward the control of the further spread of COVID-19 pandemic by reducing human-to-human transmission and mitigated its collateral impact and the risks to the continuity of essential social services for children, youth, care providers, women and vulnerable populations. By adapting different communication channels and tools, the two campaigns promoted facts over fear, brought trustworthy guidance to parents, caregivers and educators.