Protection of Children during the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic: Technical Note

A woman in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, sits in a Safe Space for Women and Girls in December 2019.


This technical note from the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, of which UNICEF is a member, supports child protection practitioners to better respond to the risks children face during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Part 1 presents potential risks COVID-19 poses for child protection. Part 2 presents programmatic options in line with the 2019 Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action and the Guidance Note: Protection of Children during Infectious Disease Outbreaks.

>>See: Advocacy Messages: Prioritizing child protection in COVID-19 response plans