Innocenti Discussion Papers COVID-19 and Children, in the North and in the South AUTHOR(S) Giovanni Andrea Cornia; Richard Jolly; Frances Stewart Published: 2020 Innocenti Discussion Papers This paper aims to document the likely direct and indirect impacts of the COVID-19 crisis in developed and developing countries. It also aims to identify potential urgent measures to alleviate such impacts on children. Thirty-three years after the UNICEF report, 'Adjustment with a Human Face', the authors warn of the effects of the pandemic which are likely to be considerable and comparable to the recession and debt crisis of the 1980s. The heavy costs for children can only be avoided with systematic and concerted efforts on the part of governments and the international community, to provide extensive financial and social support for the poor, and to invest in the health and education systems, in order to offset the negative impact of the virus-induced recession. + - Cite this publication | No. of pages: 10 | Thematic area: Child Protection | Tags: COVID-19 response, outbreak, outbreak preparedness × COPY BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION Giovanni Andrea Cornia; Richard Jolly; Frances Stewart 2020 COVID-19 and Children, in the North and in the South. , pp. 10.