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UNICEF MENA’s social protection responses to COVID have included direct operational support (like in the case of Jordan, Iraq, Egypt), the provision of technical advice (such as in Algeria, Djibouti, Lebanon, Sudan, Tunisia and Morocco) and in most countries we have carried out socio economic studies and/or micro simulations on the effects of COVID with an eye on, #whatsnextforSP. UNICEF MENA will continue to work with government partners on both operational and policy technical assistance and advice on the design, delivery and implementation of social protection responses, including tackling the issue of public financing. Where required, UNICEF will work closely with governments on the provision of humanitarian cash transfers. UNICEF MENA co-leads the UN Issues based Coalition for MENA which has published a joint report with IPC IG on Social Protection Responses to the COVID-19 crisis in the MENA/ Arab States Region.

UNICEF MENA Regional studies include “Overview of Non-Contributory Social Protection Programmes in MENA from a Child Lens” (2018)”, “Children’s Right to Social Protection in the MENA Region - an Analysis of Legal Frameworks from a Child Rights Perspective” (2018), “Building Shock-Responsive National Social Protection Systems in the MENA Region” (2019) and "Fiscal Space for Child-Sensitive Social Protection in the MENA region" (2019).

This virtual booth will focus on Tunisia and the impact of containment measures of the COVID-19 pandemic on child poverty (report in French, published July 2020). The micro simulations show that the containment measures associated with the health crisis are likely to have a very significant impact on the poorest families and, in particular on children.

Feel free to reach out to our team at frizvi@unicef.org
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