Alia in the House
How little Alia spends her day during COVID-19 pandemic
Although children are less directly affected, the global pandemic of COVID-19 has indirectly impacted children and adolescents everywhere, in different ways.
In Egypt, schools, nurseries and other recreational venues are closed since the middle of March 2020. Children are often kept away from friends and loved ones. Families faced unprecedented economic, social and psychological challenges.
For months, many children suffered from boredom, fear and anxiety based on what they see, what they live and what they hear day and night from adults. Some of them stumbled in their studies, faced health problems and domestic violence.
Perhaps the children won't remember the virus, but they will definitely remember how their parents dealt with that phase. They will always recall the moments of love, fun and unusual innovations while staying together for a long time.
To address this anxiety, the stress and the boredom, UNICEF shared dozens of advice, tips and resources for parents and children to be able to face these difficult times. Through campaigns on social media, UNICEF addressed key topics like hygiene and healthy practices, social isolation and physical distancing, psychosocial support as well as nutrition and disinfection. This was made possible thanks to the generous contribution of UNICEF COVID-19 Solidarity Fund.