The COVID-19 pandemic is having a disproportionate impact on the poorest parts of the world. Street Child has launched a global response to the intensified needs of children and communities in fragile, conflict and crisis affected countries.
The complex, changing circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic poses a challenge to assuring assistance for affected children and communities, and require robust information about the greatest needs and gaps. Street Child conducted a rapid assessment aimed at understanding these needs and gaps across their countries of operation from 27 April 2020 and 8 May 2020. The rapid assessment aligns to their response priorities and aims to understand the proliferation of prevention and preparedness information and resultant actions; to understand the education and protection needs of children and communities; and to understand current coping strategies and communities’ need for assistance.
This rapid assessment was conducted with 12,100 respondents across 13 countries - one of the largest global surveys of the COVID-19 crisis to date.