From the Document: "While the world has experienced many crises, COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] presents unprecedented challenges. António Guterres, Secretary General of the UN, suggests that the coronavirus pandemic is quickly turning into a 'broader child rights crisis'. Media coverage indicates an increase of domestic violence and violence against children. It is abundantly clear that risk factors for violence, abuse, and neglect are on the rise for children under containment. At the same time, some COVID-19 prevention measures have abruptly cut children off from positive and supportive relationships they rely on when in distress, including at school, in the extended family, and in the community. Children's rights to safety and protection as outlined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action are threatened."
Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action; End Violence Against Children; UNICEF; World Health Organization
Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action: https://www.alliancecpha.org/