While children are at a lower risk of contracting COVID, they are not immune to the consequences as their families, teachers, and community leaders are infected and unable to support them.
“The pandemic has reversed much of the progress India has made in reducing poverty and, as is too often the case, it is the poorest and most marginalised children who have been hardest hit. As the pandemic continues to pose a serious disruption to children’s learning, any hopes they had of moving out of poverty are fast disappearing.”
Save the Children (@savethechildren) in India has been working with government ministries to respond to the crisis by generating awareness on prevention, control measures and vaccinations, and is also working on protecting children from exploitation, child labour and child marriage.
Research by @unicef