Situation of Children with Disabilities in the Context of COVID-19

Results of a rapid online survey in the Philippines

A girl on a wheelchair poses in front of a mural depicting a child in a wheelchair
UNICEF Philippines/Camera Club of the Philippines/2016/Nap Venturina

Highlights

As the COVID-19 pandemic hit the Philippines in 2020, there was predictable disruption in the provision of both mainstream and disability-specific services for children with disabilities. This report presents findings from an online survey that looks into the situation of these childrenĀ and their families at the height of quarantine restrictions. It also proposes key recommendations to ensure that their rights are upheld during the pandemic.

Cover of the publication Situation of Children with Disabilities in the Context of COVID-19
Author(s)
UNICEF in partnership with the Council for the Welfare of Children - Subcommittee on Children with Disabilities
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Languages
English

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