UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia COVID-19 Situation Report No. 10 for May 07 – 13

An estimated 780 million people have been reached across the region with key COVID-19 prevention messages as UNICEF country offices continue to support governments in promoting risk communication and community engagement. Recent assessments conducted in Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan show that overall the levels of awareness on COVID-19 is high; 98% in Bangladesh (although 76% among uneducated); 98% in Nepal, 92% in India and 90% in Pakistan. In collaboration with governments and partners, 4 million children and women have benefitted from essential healthcare, including prenatal, delivery and postnatal care, essential newborn care, immunization, treatment of childhood illnesses and HIV care. In line with the changing environment, UNICEF in South Asia has revised its Appeal and needs $243.5 million to reach 500 million people with risk communication, critical supplies, adequate health care, continuous education, child protection and social protection services to address other social impacts of the disease.