Coronavirus is An Epidemic That Is Pushing 44 to 64 Million Children to property
The coronavirus pandemic is set to affect the global economy, job markets, and almost everything. even though the children are not the face of this pandemic, they are prone to massive risk.
According to a report by the United Nations, the coronavirus pandemic could push an estimated 42-66 million children into extreme poverty and the economic downturn resulting from the outbreak could result in hundreds of thousands of additional child death in 2020.
“Children are not the face of this pandemic, but they risk being among it’s biggest victims, while they have thankfully been largely spared from the direct health effects of COVID-19 – at least to death – the crisis is having a profound effect on their wellbeing, ” According to a new ‘policy brief: The impact of COVID-19 on children” release by the united nations on Thursday.
The brief said that there are three main channels through which children are affected by the crisis – inflation with the virus itself: the immediate socioeconomic impacts of measures to stop transmission of the virus and end the pandemic; and the potential longer-term effects of delayed implementation of the sustainable development Golas.
Nearly 44-64 million children could fall into extreme poverty as a result of the crisis this year, adding to the estimated 390 million children already in extreme poverty in 2019.
The pandemic has also exacerbated the learning crisis as 190 countries, have imposed countywide school closures, affecting more than 1.5 billion children and youth.
The potential losses that many accrue at learning for today’s young generation, and for the development of their human capital, are hard to fathom, ” it said.
According to estimates by Johns Hopkins University, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed two million globally and 140,500 people have died so far. The US is the worst hit with more than 700,000 COVID-19 cases and 31,500 death,
on the threats to child survival and health, the policy brief said, ” economic hardship experienced by families as a result of the global economic downturn could result in hundreds of thousands of additional child deaths in 2020, reversing the last 2 to 3 year of progress in reducing infant mortality withing the single year to understand that to all country in the world stay safe and stay home.