UNICEF Boosts Support for Lesotho Orphans, Vulnerable Children

    A feeding center supported by UNICEF and the World Food Programfor serves local orphans and vulnerable children in Swaziland. Photo by: delayed gratification / CC BY-NC-SA delayed gratificationCC BY-NC-SA

    UNICEF has provided more than USD1.2 million to bolster an integrated social protection system benefiting orphans and other vulnerable groups of children in Lesotho.

    The European Union funded the donation, which targets the expansion of the Orphan and Vulnerable Children’s Program. Under the program, orphans and other vulnerable children in Lesotho gain access to education, health services, food and nutrition and psychosocial assistance. Of the donation, USD950,000 was given to World Vision Lesotho to help remove barriers of the target group of children from having access to such services.

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