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Since the first identified case on 2 March 2020 until 13 July 2021, more than 1,200 people have lost their lives, meaning that too many boys and girls suffered the tragic and permanent loss of a grandparent, parent, caregiver or loved one. More than 46,860 persons tested positive, implying that and even greater number of loved ones might have fallen ill, making it hard for them to care for family, keep plans or sustain employment. Meanwhile, almost every household in Senegal was affected by restrictions designed to contain the first wave. While the strict measures were largely successful in limiting the spread of the virus, they also affected key sectors of the economy, disrupted supply chains and markets, and affected both the demand for, and availability of, social services. Essentially, COVID-19 impacted almost every aspect of life, particularly in the first quarter of 2020, which we now recognize as the first “leg” in a multi-year, planet-wide marathon to outpace the pandemic. With the closure of schools and disruption of many basic services, child protection mechanisms also lapsed, triggering a crisis for children with considerable socio-economic costs.
Senait Fisseha; Gita Sen; Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus; Henrietta H. Fore (et al.)
Sani Dan Aoude
Bilal Malaeb; Anne Duplantier; Romeo Jacky Gansey
Gabriela Tebet; Anete Abramowicz; Jader Lopes
Ashley N. Palmer; Eusebius Small
paper highlights how the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has
amplified economic instability and health risks for disconnected youth
and young adults (YYA). We offer a brief review of governmental policy
responses in four OECD countries and how they may impact the disconnect
YYA within those countries. Literature
was reviewed utilizing Cochrane Library, ERIC, PsychINFO,
PubMed/MEDLINE and Web of Science to outline existing inequities among
disconnected YYA and COVID-19 economic and health impacts. Government
responses to COVID-19 from four OECD countries were reviewed. Using the
social protection model, we highlighted significant policy changes and
developments that influence the protection of vulnerable populations and
evaluated the potential effect of long-term economic dislocations
prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oliver Fiala; Enrique Delamónica; Gerardo Escaroz (et al.)
Phuong Hong Nguyen Nguyen; Shivani Kachwaha; Anjali Pant (et al.)
The COVID-19 pandemic has profound negative impacts on people’s lives, but little is known on its effect on household food insecurity (HFI) in poor setting resources. This study assessed changes in HFI during the pandemic and examined the interlinkages between HFI with child feeding practices and coping strategies. A longitudinal survey in December 2019 (in-person) and August 2020 (by phone).
Claire Freeman; Christina Ergler; Robin Kearns (et al.)
In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and its resulting economic crisis, UNICEF in the Republic of Moldova commissioned research to assess the impact of the reduced flow of remittances on families with children in the areas of health, education, nutrition and other child related social services, and to drive the development of an equity-focused and gender-sensitive midterm mitigation plan. The report revealed that worryingly, 15 per cent of households with children have even had to cut down on meals, especially expensive categories of food such as meat, fish, fruit and vegetables.
Elizabeth L. Adams; Laura J. Caccavale; Danyel Smith (et al.)
The economic impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19) have drastically increased food insecurity in the United States. Initial data, collected a few months into the pandemic, showed that families, particularly those experiencing food insecurity, reported detrimental changes to their home food environment and parent feeding practices, compared to before COVID‐19. This follow‐up study obtained longitudinal data from a sample of parents in the United States to quantify changes in food security status, the home food environment, and parent feeding practices, from before to across COVID‐19 as the pandemic continued to persist.
Anna Josephson; Talip Kilic; Jeffrey D. Michler
The increase in malnutrition arising due to the coronavirus pandemic is expected to cause nearly 170,000 additional child deaths in the next two years. Please, read that again, and understand that we are in the middle of a crisis within a crisis. This pandemic has created a fatal cycle: malnourished people are at a higher risk of death or hospitalisation from COVID-19, and the lockdown measures necessary to tackle the virus make it more difficult for people to access healthcare facilities and proper food, thus pushing them closer to malnutrition. Since nutrition underpins all of human flourishing, people in these regions are also under great economic, social, environmental and health strains, and may sink deeper into poverty as a result . Both COVID-19 and malnutrition have intense, long-term impacts, and challenge our ability to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They are emergencies in the short and long term. To avoid this food crisis spiralling out of control, actions to prevent malnutrition must be adopted as an essential part of any COVID-19 response.
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