Kids’ video diaries about life during COVID-19

Every child is unique. The way they are coping with the impacts of coronavirus is no different.

By UNICEF
At home in India: A young girl playing with a football inside her home
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28 May 2020

Lockdowns, school closures and physical distancing are all having a big impact on children. 

UNICEF asked children from around the world to document their lives at home. To get a glimpse into their world and to inspire others. From Egypt to Italy to India, these videos show how every child has a unique way of coping with the effects of coronavirus.

 

Egypt

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Camilla, 5, loves to dress up as a superhero, a princess and a rockstar. She also does the hard work in the kitchen while baking cakes with her mother.

"Stay safe, wash your hands!"

Camilla, 5, loves to dress up as a superhero, a princess and a rockstar. She also does the hard work in the kitchen while baking cakes with her mother.

 

United States of America

"Every evening I wait for 7 o’clock so I can clap for all the people who help us against coronavirus."

Arhaan, 7, has to stay indoors now but when the lockdown is over, he is looking forward to the ice cream truck.

 

Yemen

“I hope corona never comes to us.”

Muna, 10, lives in a camp in Yemen after being displaced by violence in the country – the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. Despite the dire situation, she reminds us to be grateful for the things we can enjoy.

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo

“We don’t have internet at home, so now I study using my school books.”

Cornell, 12, lives with his parents, four sisters and brother in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. As school is closed, he spends his time planting and painting.

 

India

"If there’s something you and your family enjoy doing, then this is probably the best time to do it."

Keya, 13, is staying home in New Delhi, India, one of the most populous cities in the world.

 

Italy

“Even if we are far away, we can also be very close. You are not alone.”

Hannah, 19, is a refugee living in a reception centre in Italy. Even though she’s been separated from her friends, she is finding ways to stay happy and busy.


UNICEF is on the ground in more than 190 countries, partnering with governments, health workers and other front-line responders to keep children healthy, safe and learning, no matter who they are or where they live.

For more stories like these, visit our Stay Home Diaries playlist