Act Now for Children: How a Global Pandemic is Changing the Lives of Children in Middle East and Eastern Europe Region

World Vision

This research explores the stress children in World Vision programmes in the Middle East and Eastern Europe region are under due to COVID-19. In addition to their fear that they themselves or their loved ones will catch the disease, children worry about economic hardships, the loss of their education, increased violence and social isolation. But in the midst of it all, a clear message comes through – young people are hopeful about the future, they want to make a contribution and they want their voices to be heard.

This publication is one of six regional reports that are consolidated in the global report Act Now: Experiences and recommendations of girls and boys on the impact of COVID-19