COVID-19: What it means for children and what we can do to protect them

Poor children will be disproportionately affected by the crisis. Urban poor, migrant and displaced families are especially at risk as they tend to live in overcrowded settings, without WASH services and the possibility to practice physical distancing. This includes more than half a billion children living in slums and informal settlements, including millions of minorities and undocumented migrant children, whose access to essential services is already limited, with households largely dependent on daily wages at risk of vanishing overnight.