COVID-19 Impacts on African Children: How to Protect-a-generation at Risk

This paper outlines some of the main threats the COVID-19 pandemic poses to children in Africa and suggests some of the political and programmatic responses to protect children’s rights. It underscores that, although children do not represent a high-risk group for direct COVID-19 fatality, the pandemic posts far-reaching secondary impacts that heighten risks to African children’s rights and wellbeing.

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Save the Children


Child Protection
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Education Policy

Geographic Focus

Region: Central Africa
Region: East Africa
Region: North Africa
Region: Southern Africa
Region: West Africa