This has only been possible due to a robust donor response, the UNICEFNational Committees, and private sector support. UNICEF raised $405.7million by the end of 2011 or 95.5 percent of its total required amount of$424.7 million for the four-country response. This outpouring of supportenabled life-saving actions including the procurement of more than 3,000tons of ready-to-use therapeutic food, the vaccination of 7.9 million chil-dren, and the delivery of improved water sources to 3.2 million people.Key results of this unprecedented intervention include:
its network of close to 140 partners – mostly local. Interventionsincluded the vaccination of more than one million childrenagainst measles, support for the provision of safe water to closeto 1.8 million people, and the treatment of over 107,000 childrenfor severe acute malnutrition.
-ted from nutrition programs and close to 1.1 million people wereprovided with access to safe water.
treated and more than 6.7 million children were vaccinatedagainst measles, including children at very high risk within theDollo Ado camps.
-ted from UNICEF’s nutritional programs and over 3,200 childrenwere vaccinated.
received essential protection interventions such as cash trans-fers to encourage school attendance and measures to preventabuse and gender-based violence.Furthermore, UNICEF’s central role in building alliances in program part-nerships has added value to its increased emphasis on strengtheningthe humanitarian response by positioning disaster risk reduction withinlonger-term development responses. This has simultaneously acceleratedthe effectiveness of interventions and stimulated greater resilience oflocal populations vulnerable to multiple challenges to their survival anddevelopment.Central to ensuring sustainable progress – and to better linking emergencyand development interventions – is the transitioning of humanitarianresponse to the provision of longer-term investments for children.
UNICEFwill further develop its programming responses in three broad areas:
and access to safe water;
factors and external shocks.
UNICEF’s Response to the Horn of Africa Emergency