COVID on three continents: How local children’s organisations in Africa, Europe and South America are adapting to the coronavirus challenge

Suzanne Clulow, Nikoleta Dimitrouka, Iván Zamora Zapata - Journal of Children's Services



The purpose of this paper is to share anecdotally how the pandemic is affecting children, families and some of the frontline local services that support them across three continents.


Three members of Family for Every Child across three continents detail some of the day-to-day challenges they are facing in their work with children and families as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.


Social distancing and fear of the virus are hampering front line organisations in Africa, Europe and South America, bringing additional challenges to keeping children safe.


These three case studies give a snapshot of the issues faced by three non-governmental children’s organisations over three continents during July 2020.