Global Report on COVID-19

Defence for Children International conducted a global survey on the impact of COVID-19 on children rights.

Each child is affected by COVID-19 directly or indirectly. The current health crisis is also accompanied by an economic crisis which complicates the mobilisation of the means necessary to meet growing needs. Around the world, children and young people are mobilising against the pandemic. DCI teams constantly analyse the rapidly evolving situation and threats linked to the COVID-19 as well as additional violations of children’s rights related to the mitigation measures taken by governments. 

We hope this survey will benefit to experts, practitioners, youth representatives and donors to better guide their work. We also hope it will trigger awareness of the reader to take action and be individually and collectively an agent of change during the COVID19 period and beyond. DCI nourishes hopes and foresee long-term changes that we expect to emerge from this crisis. Everything will not be necessarily negative, but there are considerable risks, including on children’s rights.

You can find the full report available here.