New Survey Finds Increases in Child Protection Concerns and Unaccompanied Children in Conflict-Affected Countries | #covid19 | #kids | #childern

  • A new survey issued by the International Rescue Committee finds child protection concerns have increased among 55% of respondents, with 24% noting an increase in severity over just the past four weeks due to COVID-19.
  • Nearly 40% of respondents have seen an increase in unaccompanied and separated children, with the highest number of reports in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • Physical and emotional abuse, child neglect, and child labor were cited by respondents as top concerns.

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