Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

What you need to know about the virus to protect you and your family

UNICEF
girl at window
UNICEF/GEO-2019/Jibuti

Everyone is talking about coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and everywhere you look there’s information on the virus and how to protect yourself from it. Knowing the facts is key to being properly prepared and protecting yourself and your loved ones. Sadly, there’s a lot of information out there that is incorrect. Misinformation during a health crisis leaves people unprotected and vulnerable to the disease and spreads fear and stigmatization.

Be sure to get your facts from reliable sources, like UNICEF and the World Health Organization. UNICEF is working with global health experts around the clock to provide accurate information. Information you can trust is grounded in the latest scientific evidence. We’ll continue to provide the latest updates, explainers for parents and teachers, and resources for media as new information becomes available, so check back to stay informed of the best ways to protect yourself and your family.

Please help us fight misinformation about COVID-19. Share this information with your family, friends and colleagues to help ensure people have the facts about COVID-19 and can protect their health.

Ghassan Khalil on how to deal with stress caused by COVID-19

Ghassan Khalil addresses young people during COVID-19

Ghassan Khalil on Child Rights during COVID-19 Pandemic

Ghassan Khalil on education process in crisis period during COVID-19

UNICEF provides supplies to vulnerable families during COVID-19

Learn when and how to properly wash your hands with Lizi