Covid-19 in fragile humanitarian contexts: Impacts of the pandemic on children

This briefing paper features stories of children and their families to illustrate the challenges being faced because of Covid-19. 


International agencies have presented alarming projections on the impact the pandemic will have on children, this briefing aims to also bring to light the current situation and provide an insight into the impact of lockdown on individual families.  

The case studies are from four countries – Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, Iraq and Yemen - countries that have been affected by conflict, are heavily reliant on humanitarian assistance for their populations and are especially vulnerable to this pandemic. Children living in these contexts with limited access to healthcare, education and protection services due to COVID-19 risking long-term damage to their physical and mental health.


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