Children and young people in care across South East Asia ask for increased support in the wake of COVID-19

Amelia Andrews - SOS Children's Villages

"Child representatives and care leavers from South East Asia have called for increased support for continuing education, psychosocial care, finding jobs and affordable housing in the wake of COVID-19," according to this news article from SOS Children's Villages. Their recommendations were discussed with Asian government and civil society representatives in an online forum entitled COVID-19 Response towards the Alternative Care of Children in South East Asia, held on 28 July 2020. The forum, organized by SOS Children's Villages in association with the South East Asian member associations, "provided the platform to highlight issues and concerns faced by children and young people in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. The forum aimed to highlight challenges of children, young people and caregivers living in different kinds of alternative care."