Vlog 2: More than 1.5 billion children are out of school around the world, due to COVID-19

The first day back across much of Eastern and Southern Africa – cancelled. What does it mean for kids? And what can be done?

James Elder
04 June 2020

The impact of COVID-19 on children and families in Eastern and Southern Africa is huge. From widespread school closures and loss of income to stalled vaccination programmes and spikes in violence against children. But, as always, there are beacons of hope and innovation amidst an unprecedent situation that is challenging millions throughout the region. This video is part of a series of vlogs by Chief of Communication James Elder, UNICEF Eastern & Southern Africa, that discuss these urgent issues and more.