Publication - 10 April 2020

Red Alert: 5 reasons why the COVID-19 pandemic will severely impact the world’s poorest and most vulnerable

The magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic is being felt in all corners of the world – never in our lifetimes have most of us experienced a challenge as truly universal and unimaginable as the one we are now facing.

The impact this pandemic will have in lower income countries with fragile health systems is on track to dwarf what we’ve seen in high-income countries. As their curves flatten and cases begin to escalate in developing nations, aid organisations are preparing for an utterly devastating humanitarian crisis.

This will all put millions of children at significant risk; girls, in particular, face increased threats of sexual violence, discrimination and abuse.

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