Combatting COVID-19’s effect on children
The COVID-19 pandemic is harming health, social and material well-being of children worldwide. School closures, social distancing and confinement increase the risk of poor nutrition among children, their exposure to domestic violence, increase their anxiety and stress, and reduce access to vital family and care services. This brief discusses immediate measures government need to take to help children cope with the effect of the COVID-19 crisis.
The COVID 19 pandemic has disrupted education around the world. As the first shock passes, planning is taking place on two timescales: the Coronavirus special edition: Back to school discusses the short-term challenges in the return to school, and the challenges over the next 18-24 months as systems work to build resilience and adaptability for the future.
The OECD COVID-19 Digital Hub is compiling data, analysis and recommendations on a range of topics to address the emerging health, economic and societal crisis, facilitate co-ordination, and contribute to the necessary global action when confronting this enormous collective challenge.
The Global Coalition to End Child Poverty have opened a COVID-19 and child poverty space to share news, updates and recommendations on how children can be supported in the COVID-19 crisis context.