UNICEF Myanmar, Child Protection E-bulletin: COVID-19
UNICEF and Save the Children, with support from the Government of Canada, have partnered up to provide technical guidance to frontline workers
With the rapid spread of COVID-19 across Myanmar, many children and caregivers are required to stay in quarantine centres, in isolation and in hospitals and special consideration for these settings is required to ensure children have necessary care and protection. Child abuse and gender-based violence (GBV) occurs despite COVID-19 and this requires continuity of case management to provide lifesaving services in both every-day and humanitarian contexts.
UNICEF Myanmar and Save the Children as co-chairs of the Myanmar Inter-Agency Case Management Task Force along with its organization members, developed and launched two guidance notes to address these special circumstances for children: (i) one on adapting case management in the context of COVID- 19; and (ii) another, on key considerations for children and caregivers in quarantine, isolation and hospitalization due to COVID-19. The guidance notes which aim to complement the Standard Operating Procedures on Quarantine, issued by the Ministry of Health and Sport (MoHS) and other recently adopted guidelines, provide technical direction and practical tips for frontline health professionals and child protection practitioners.