How COVID-19 is changing childhood in South Africa

COVID-19 is a child rights crisis - Responding and reimagining for every child

UNICEF South Africa/2020/Schermbrucker


Ahead of World Children’s Day on 20 November, a new report by UNICEF South Africa shows how COVID-19 has presented multiple challenges for children in the country as their safety, nutrition and health have been compromised, while their education has been disrupted.

The report, titled “How COVID is changing the face of childhood in South Africa,” details the work that UNICEF has been doing to mitigate the effects of the pandemic and notes that the longer the crisis persists, the deeper its impact on children’s education, health, nutrition and well-being.

Daniel Hartford & Toby Fricker
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