The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said it was saddened by the death of at least 11 newborn babies following a horrific fire at a hospital in Tivaouane, Senegal
UNICEF Representative in Senegal, Ms. Silvia Danailov, disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday, May 26, 2022.
The statement read in part: “UNICEF is deeply saddened by the death of at least 11 newborn babies following a terrible fire at the neonatal unit of the hospital of Tivaouane.
“We express our deepest sympathy to the families and communities affected by this tragedy, especially those who have lost their children. No parent should experience the heartbreak of watching their child die.
“UNICEF stands alongside the authorities and partners on the ground to provide support, the necessary assistance to these families and prevent further tragedies.”