Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) information centre
The latest COVID-19 news and resources, as well as tips to protect you and your family.
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the lives of children and their families as health systems buckle, borders close, and schools and businesses shutter.
As the coronavirus has spread, so has misinformation – fueling discrimination and stigma. UNICEF is working with health experts to promote facts over fear, bringing trustworthy tips and guidance to parents, caregivers and educators. We’re on the ground in more than 190 countries, partnering with front-line responders and providing them with the information and resources they need to keep children healthy and learning, protected from sickness and violence. We will get through this together, for every child.
Latest updates and features on COVID-19
Coping with COVID-19
Sixteen adolescent girls from nine countries film their lives locked down by inequality, injustice and coronavirus
In Belize, children take the lead to teach their peers
How UNICEF has been working with partners to keep children learning through COVID-19
2 in 5 schools around the world lacked basic handwashing facilities prior to COVID-19 pandemic — UNICEF, WHO
Online misinformation and disinformation during COVID-19
A conversation on lessons from the pandemic about fighting disinformation
Tips and guidance for families
UNICEF is working with health experts around the clock to provide tips and guidance for families on everything from how to talk to children about COVID-19, to how to wash your hands properly, to advice for teenagers on how to protect their mental health.
How parents can support their child through COVID-19 losses
A psychologist's advice on helping your children process loss and grief during the coronavirus pandemic
Breastfeeding safely during the COVID-19 pandemic
How to nourish your child following the current expert guidance
Vaccinations and COVID-19: What parents need to know
How to safely get routine vaccinations for your child during the COVID-19 pandemic
How UNICEF is helping
As the number of COVID-19 cases soars, so do the needs of children and their families. From delivering life-saving health supplies, to building water and hygiene facilities, to keeping girls and boys connected to education and protection, UNICEF is working to slow the spread of COVID-19 and minimize its impact on children worldwide.
UNICEF’s media team is working around the clock to provide the latest information on the COVID-19 response through the latest press releases, statements, multimedia and other resources for journalists.