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Issue Brief 03 Jun 2020

COVID-19 in Pre-Existing Humanitarian Crises: Youngest children and caregivers face a double emergency

The profound impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the lives of families around the world cannot be underestimated. Many parents and other caregivers are impacted directly by loss of critical income and livelihoods, access to childcare, schools and other family services, an increase in violence in the household, and the heightened stress and uncertainty all these challenges bring.