During the current COVID-19 pandemic, millions of children are experiencing big disruptions to their lives. For example, they cannot go to school, their families may be living in isolation, and their families will be experiencing increased levels of challenges and stress. This means that during the crisis there will be increased child protection risks.
The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action has released a ‘Technical Note: Protection of Children during the Coronavirus Pandemic’. It explains some of the risks generated by the COVID-19 crisis and suggests responses. Please read this as it will have relevant messages for any country affected by the pandemic. The Technical Note is available in Chinese, English, Farsi, French and Italian. In addition, Arabic, Korean and Spanish versions are due for publication on 23 March.