For the past two years, large parts of American society have decided harming children was an unavoidable side effect of COVID-19. And that was probably true in the spring of 2020, when nearly all of society shut down to slow the spread of a deadly and mysterious virus. But the approach has been less defensible for the past year and a half, as more is now known about both COVID and the extent of children’s suffering from pandemic restrictions.
COVID-19 has left many of Peru's children orphaned, placing severe strain on surviving family members to provide care for those left behind.
Bulgaria has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, especially at the expense of young students. The disparities have been particularly apparent in the more fragile communities, such as the Roma and Turkish ones
Caregivers and Health Workers Brave Difficult Terrains to Vaccinate Children in Hard-to-Reach Settlements of Taraba State
In Nigeria, the 2021 integrated SIAs is being implemented with a focus to improve vaccination opportunities to areas with high population of Zero dose children (who never received any vaccination) and those who missed opportunities to be vaccinated previously.
A new report from South Africa found over 20 per cent of hospitalisations were of children aged 18 and under.
The Serum Institute of India has said it will provide a Covid 19 vaccine for children as young as three years of age within the next six months.
The number of U.S. children orphaned during the COVID-19 pandemic may be larger than previously estimated, and the toll has been far greater among Black and Hispanic Americans, a new study suggests. More than half the children who lost a primary caregiver during the pandemic belonged to those two racial groups, which make up about 40% of the U.S. population, according to the study published 7 October, 2021 by the medical journal Pediatrics.
In this opinion piece, Anne Smith, Global Director of Changing the Way We Care, calls for an increase in funding for international humanitarian and development assistance in order to support children who have lost a parent to COVID-19 to stay with their families.
This article from the Guardian highlights findings from the recent Lancet study on minimum estimates of children affected by COVID-19-associated orphanhood and deaths of caregivers.
This article from the Indian Express shares the stories of very young children in the state of Punjab, India who have been orphaned by the COVID-19 pandemic.