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Children learn to wash their hands properly at their playgroup in Laos.
Children learn to wash their hands properly at their playgroup in Laos.

How will COVID-19 affect girls and young women?

How will Plan International support girls, young women and vulnerable groups? Frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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All over the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating effect on the lives of children, girls and young women, the worst economic, social and health crisis of our lifetimes.

COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on people’s health and livelihoods in almost every country in the world. Extreme poverty is on the rise for the first time since 1998.

COVID-19 is contributing to a dramatic escalation in food insecurity, causing a global hunger crisis in many of the world’s nations.