Some of the most vulnerable children and their families across Africa who depend on the informal economy for their livelihoods are and will increasingly be impacted by measures designed to stop the spread of COVID-19, Save the Children is warning, as the number of people on the continent infected with COVID-19 reached 10,000 yesterday.
As the number of Covid-19 cases across the African continent rose dramatically this week, health systems that serve some of the most vulnerable and marginalised children and families in the world will come under ever-increasing strain, warns Save the Children.
By Luke Harman, Senior Social Protection Adviser and Yolande Wright, Global Director Poverty Reduction, Climate Resilience, Gender Equality and Inclusion, Save the Children, on behalf of the Global Coalition to End Child Poverty
COVID-19: Most marginalised children will bear the brunt of unprecedented school closures around the world
March 23 – Governments and communities must act now to ensure that millions of vulnerable children do not lose out on their education as schools close their gates to try and contain the Coronavirus outbreak, warns Save the Children.
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