20,000 water purification tablets, 18,000 mosquito nets, tents, 15,000 sleeping mats,plastic sheeting have been sent, UNICEF has sent 2 teams to work in Pedernales and 1 in Esmeraldas, preparing to send education kits and temporary schools, and is working to strengthen psychological support to children who are in shelters. UNICEF has expressed concern about sanitation, water and sanitation in coastal areas, where there is a higher prevalence of zika, dengue, malaria and chikungunya. Update (25th) A first airlift of 86 metric tons of UNICEF relief items landed in Quito on the 21st. The airlift includes 10,000 fleece blankets, 300 plastic tarps, over 100 large tents, 4,000 insecticide treated bednets, 250,000 Vitamin A capsules and kits for the treatment of diarrhoea. Future plans: As part of a UN appeal for $72 million, UNICEF and its humanitarian partners will need $23 million to provide for the needs of 250,000 children over the next three months. A significant portion of this amount – $14 million – will help provide water, sanitation and hygiene in temporary shelters, health centres, learning spaces and in communities. The remaining funds will cover education, protection and health needs.