Senegal: COVID-19 Situation Report – # 2 (January 1 to July 22, 2021) – Senegal

Strong points

  • Senegal is experiencing a third wave of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, with four times the number of daily confirmed cases seen during the peaks of the first and second waves.

  • The country has received three vaccine deliveries via the COVAX initiative: 660,000 doses.

  • As of July 23, 621,311 people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

  • UNICEF support to 16 COVID-19 treatment centers has managed more than 6,000 critical cases.

Funding overview and partnerships

UNICEF is appealing for $ 16.2 million to support the delivery of life-saving services for women and children in Senegal in 2021 in the context of COVID-19. UNICEF Senegal has published the Humanitarian Action Appeal for Children for 2021 to accelerate our efforts to reach the most vulnerable and build back better.

A wide range of partners have generously contributed to UNICEF Senegal’s COVID-19 response, including the governments of China, United States (USAID), Japan, Canada, Korea (KOICA) and the United Kingdom. United (FCDO), as well as the World Bank, the Global Partnership for Education, the French Development Agency and the UNICEF national committees of Canada, France, Finland, Spain and the United States United who have supported our COVID-19 response, providing flexible funding and trusting UNICEF to deliver the right interventions, with maximum impact for children. UNICEF Senegal also encouraged engagement with the private sector, civil society and youth-led NGOs, such as the MasterCard Foundation, the Sanofi Espoir Foundation, Rovio and the Senegalese Red Cross to advance the rights agenda. of the child in these difficult times.

UNICEF expresses its sincere gratitude to all public and private donors for the contributions received. However, the 2021 appeal still has a 72% funding gap. Without sufficient funding, UNICEF will not be able to provide adequate support to the COVID-19 response and maintain regular basic services in the face of an alarming escalation in COVID19 cases.

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