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Japan gives UNICEF over USD 4 million for its COVID-19 response in Ethiopia

Countries: Ethiopia, Japan Source: UN Children s Fund ADDIS ABABA, 29 June 2020: The Government of Japan has provided a new grant aid to Ethiopia, which is worth over USD 4 million, through its partnership with UNICEF Ethiopia as part of its emergency assistance for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The assistance will be implemented through UNICEF to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in Ethiopia by providing critical supplies for infection prevention, supplying life-saving water and sanitation services, promoting hygiene, enhancing health workers capacity, and raising public awareness of COVID-19. This contribution from Japan has come at a time when we are seeking resources to scale up our support to the Government in its efforts to minimize the impact of COVID-19 in Ethiopia on children and vulnerable families, said UNICEF Representative Adele Khodr. We are deeply grateful to the Government and people of Japan for this support. Japan s financial contribution will enable UNICEF to strengthen its support to the Government of Ethiopia to achieve these results: Reach at least 750,000 people, including children and women, with water, sanitation, and hygiene supplies and se Reach at least two million people with information on prevention of COVID-19; Train 8,000 health workers and community health workers in inter-personal communication for COVID-19; Provide essential health care services - immunization, prenatal and postnatal care, HIV care and support for gender-based violence - to 1.5 million children and Support 300 children without parental care with appropriate alternative childcare arrang and Train 200 personnel across sectors responding to COVID-19 on mitigating and responding to gender-based violence. For further information, contact: Victor Chinyama, Tel: 0911 255 email: vchinyama@unicef. Wossen Mulatu, Tel: 0911 308 843, email:

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