We urge the world to stand together with the most vulnerable children to fight COVID-19, especially refugees and the internally displaced.
Devastating aftershocks of the crisis are putting at least 85 million more children at risk of violence. Millions of parents and caregivers have lost incomes and jobs due to COVID-19, forcing 8 million children into child labour in Asia alone.
We urgently need to address both the direct health impacts of the virus and the secondary shocks brought about by viral containment measures.
Joining hands with faith leaders is critical to strengthen preparedness, behaviour change and protecting children.
World Vision regularly monitors the global trajectory and impact of COVID-19 to inform how it will respond and advocate for the most vulnerable children and families. World Vision looks at the latest statical data about the pandemic, including case growth and death rates, among other critical contextual factors. Currently World Vision is particularly concerned about: Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Iraq, Kosovo, Mexico, Romania and Syria. These countries may require additional support in order to limit the primary and secondary impacts of COVID-19.