Governments shut borders quickly in eastern Africa as the threat of an outbreak of COVID-19 loomed. That left child protection actors with reduced access to the refugee children they support and the children themselves are facing more risks. In this episode of the Protected! Podcast, Elsa Laurin, the Senior Child Protection Officer for the East and Horn of Africa from UNHCR, tells Hani Mansourian how they and their partner organisations re-prioritised cases in response to the changing situation. Plus Elsa explains why developing and supporting community networks is so important and how to make these networks even stronger.