translated from Spanish: UNICEF asks for 63 million euros to help 900,000 Venezuelan children

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has requested $70 million (more than 63 million euros) to help 900,000 children in Venezuela, a country where an estimated 3.2 million children in need of humanitarian assistance and where “living conditions continue to deteriorate” day by day.” We are stepping up our work to help children and families struggling with food shortages and limited access to basic services such as health care, access to clean water and education,” said the director EXECUTIVE Fore.La UN estimates that at least 4.3 million people do not have access to safe water in a country where vaccine-preventable diseases have resurfaced. In addition, an estimated 1.3 million children and adolescents need protective services and more than one million children are out of school. Since 2018, UNICEF has sent nearly 200 tons of basic health, nutrition, education, water and sanitation supplies to Venezuela. As part of its work this year, this organization and its partners have already helped more than 180,000 people access safe drinking water, provided educational materials to more than 60,000 children, and delivered nutritious supplements to 76,000 children under the age of five , as well as pregnant and nursing women. UNICEF aims to provide 800,000 people with safe water in 2019, vaccinate more than 1.2 million children under the age of five against measles, ensuring that 7,000 children are treated for severe or moderate malnutrition, bring educational materials to 680,000 minors, offer psychosocial protection and support programs to 216,000 and provide medical assistance to more than 170,000 pregnant women and newborn babies.

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