29.5 MILLION CHILDREN AND ADULTS supported across 87 countries by our movement's COVID-19 response in 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused untold damage to children’s health, wellbeing and education. The Save the Children movement’s Protect a Generation global fightback against the pandemic supports children across four key pillars:
- Mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on child survival
- Helping children learn, stay safe and return to school
- Supporting family survival and food security through safety nets
- Keeping children safe in their homes and communities.
In 2020, Save the Children’s COVID-19 response supported more than 29 million children and adults across 87 countries, including treating nearly 400,000 children under five for acute malnutrition, and helping 3.4 million children with distance learning. In the UK we supported 10,000 of the most vulnerable children with emergency grants, including early-learning packs, vouchers, toys and essential household furniture like children’s beds.
We conducted the world’s largest study on the impact of COVID-19 on children and our Life Under Lockdown report captures children’s experience of the pandemic and lockdown in the UK.
To find out more about our response to COVID-19, including how we kept overstretched health systems up and running and harnessed hygiene to fight the spread of infection, click here.