The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Somalia has risen to 3,161 with 93 deaths as of 23 July 2020. Children accounted for less than 4.8% of the total confirmed cases.
COVID-19 restrictions are slowly being relaxed across Somalia: domestic flights resumed as of 5 July 2020, mosques and religious centers have fully resumed their services, national school exams were held over the week of 27 June.
UNICEF continues working with partners for the provision distance learning lessons disseminated through TV, radio and online platforms for 116,612 children. Of these, 48,218 were adolescent girls.
Delivery of lifesaving essential health services remains UNICEF’s priority. During the reporting period, 101,374 children and women received essential healthcare services.
UNICEF also supported the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for 494 healthcare facilities staff and community health workers.
As of 23 July 2020, 68 percent of UNICEF’s COVID-19 appeal has been funded from the required $ 35 Million.
Existing funds have been reprogrammed, addressing 6.6% of the funding gap. As needs continue to grow,
UNICEF Somalia welcomes predictable and flexible funding to respond effectively and efficiently to the COVID-19 crisis and ensure lifesaving programmes for the ongoing humanity’s needs.