COVID-19 impact on children

By: Johnny Baltzersen, Chair, CICED

A comprehensive study from Save the Children sheds light on how the most vulnerable children around the world have been affected by COVID-19. 

Excerpt from Save the Children’s presentation of the study:

Around 13,500 children and over 31,000 caregivers have shared their experiences with a large research team since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

Globally, more than 8 in 10 children felt they learned very little or nothing when schools closed Two-thirds of parents/caregivers reported that their child had not been in contact with teachers since the lockdown.

Three-quarters of households lost income as a result of COVID-19, and the vast majority of households (96%) reported having trouble paying for an essential good or service.

Four out of five struggled to pay for food, and two out of five households found it difficult to provide their families with a nutritious diet.

Most parents and caregivers (89%) reported that their access to healthcare, medication or medical supplies had deteriorated. 

This is quite extensive reporting in English. The reports can be downloaded from Save the Children’s Resource Center

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