Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

What you need to know about the virus to protect you and your family

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The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has upended the lives of children and their families as health systems buckle, borders close, and schools and businesses shutter.  

As COVID-19 has spread, so has misinformation – fueling discrimination and stigma. UNICEF is working with health experts to promote facts over fear, and bringing trustworthy guidance to parents, caregivers and educators. We’re on the ground in more than 190 countries, partnering with front-line responders to keep children healthy and learning, protected from sickness and violence, no matter who they are or where they live.

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Read the latest news, information and features on COVID-19


TIPS AND GUIDANCE FOR FAMILIES

Advice for parents and families on coping with COVID-19


HOW UNICEF IS HELPING

How UNICEF and partners are helping children around the world


 

MEDIA RESOURCES

Media resources, including press releases and statements


 

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Resources for practitioners

UNICEF experts across sectors, countries and regions are working hard to bring practitioners the information they need to help prevent the spread – and reduce the impact – of COVID-19 on children, families and communities.

For more resources for practitioners and employers on child protection, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), education, risk communication, gender, and more, please visit our resources section.

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