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This paper is divided into two parts: The first details the evidence from the ground, painting the picture of life for children during the pandemic in different European countries with statistics and examples, and giving a set of recommendations on measures that national governments across Europe can take to help protect children from the worst impacts of the crisis relating to the economic impacts on families, loss of services, access to education and targeted measures for children in migration. The second part focuses on recommendations to the EU institutions on how EU policy and funding can support and complement these national-level actions in these challenging times.
This report looks at six crucial pathways that can not only help save lives and livelihoods but also lay the foundations for safer, healthier, more sustainable societies and a more promising future for children.
This working paper gives an overview of the key issues and challenges facing both parents and after-school programs and child care providers as they try to ensure that school-age children are safe, supervised, and able to engage in quality distance learning while their parents work.
In this webinar, hosted by Early Childhood Development Network, UNICEF, and the Khan Foundation, panelists discuss programs to support parents and caregivers during the COVID-19 crisis.
This report summarises the findings of an international study of the ethical challenges faced by social workers during the Covid-19 pandemic, undertaken during 6th-18th May 2020.
This editorial piece from the Lancet posits whether today's children "will be defined and confined by the losses from COVID-19."
This report from UNICEF explores the situation of children during the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, including the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. It outlines UNICEF's response to the crisis and presents a global call to action.
This brief from the Zimbabwe Education Cluster presents details on the humanitarian needs and response in Zimbabwe due to the COVID-19 crisis, including the acute needs of orphans and vulnerable children, children with disabilities, and others.
This Call to Action outlines some of the impacts of both displacement and COVID-19 that are threatening the positive development of many young children around the world. It calls for governments and donors honor existing commitments, ensure inclusion of young children and families in public systems and take FIVE immediate actions.
In this episode of the Protected! Podcast, Hani Mansourian and Joan Lombardi - director of Early Opportunities - talk about how responsive care and early childhood experiences shape a child’s development and future wellbeing within families and communities.