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Aid for COVID-19 response in Africa

Friday November 27th, 2020

£2 million in funds for UNICEF.

Some of the world’s poorest children, whose lives have been further affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, are to benefit from £2 million in funding from the Scottish Government’s International Development Fund.

Working with the humanitarian aid organisation UNICEF, the funds will help address the impact of the pandemic on children in Malawi, Zambia and Rwanda.

The funds will be equally divided between each country and will be used to meet each country’s specific needs, including the support of water, sanitation and hygiene, child protection, health care, immunisation, nutrition and education.

The funds will also be used to help prepare the health systems in Malawi, Zambia and Rwanda for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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