We will ensure girls, young women, children and vulnerable groups are protected and supported as the COVID-19 crisis unfolds.
The COVID-19 pandemic will profoundly affect the environment in which children grow and develop. The challenges for children, particularly girls, ranging from disruption in education, increased risk of sexual violence and mental health issues, will be much greater in poorer countries
Our crisis response focuses on communicating public health information, installing hand-washing facilities and distributing hygiene kits whilst ensuring that the needs and rights of girls and young women are addressed.
To tackle Coronavirus will equire the highest degree of global solidarity. Around the world, we will work with teachers, parents, health care providers and partners to ensure children get the support they need during the COVID-19 crisis.
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