Latest reports and publications
Latest reports and publications from East Asia & Pacific
The world as we know it has changed.
Not for generations have we seen so many people impacted at the same time by the same thing: COVID-19.
Although COVID-19 unleashed itself at alarming speed around the world, it has not – and it will not – impact everyone equally. Already, we’ve witnessed the countless ways this insidious virus has laid bare the inequalities and insecurities among the most vulnerable in society. Unless urgent action is taken, it will be the oldest, the poorest, and the youngest who will bear the brunt of what is set to be a devastating COVID-19 recession.
Let’s unite in our efforts to recover, rebound, and reimagine a stronger future for every child. Let’s tell the world we are #NotGoingBack to normal, because normal never was.
Below are some of the latest resources about COVID-19 in East Asia & Pacific.
Recover, Rebound, Reimagine
UNICEF predicts that an additional 22 million children in Southeast Asia and the Pacific could fall into poverty in 2020 because of the socio-economic impact of the pandemic.
It is up to all of us to ensure that the hard-won gains achieved for children in the areas of health, education and protection are not only defended, but built upon.
This blueprint for action beings to shape the answer as to how we might build a stronger future for every child and acts as a first step towards unlocking our collective imagination and to explore how partners from all corners can come together to reimagine a better world for the most vulnerable children.