Whereas children are not the most affected group in terms of health, they are the hidden victims of the pandemic. While they may also become ill, COVID-19 has secondary consequences that affect children, such as social isolation, school closures and living in environments that are not always safe, among others. All these situations affect their education, expose them to violence and have an impact on their mental health. Furthermore, the measures taken to prevent the spread of the virus affect household finances; in particular, those of families with children living in poverty, of vulnerable families living in crowded housing conditions, those that do not have soap and water to wash their hands, and children and adolescents without parental care
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Argentina estimates child poverty at 63% by end of 2020.
More than 8 million children and adolescents in Argentina will be living below the poverty line by the end of the year, warns local branch of UN agency.
The shocking poverty impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic will hit children hard. Children are highly vulnerable to even short periods of hunger and malnutrition—potentially affecting them for their whole life. If we act now and decisively, we can prevent and contain the pandemic threat facing the poorest and some of the most vulnerable children. This report should be a wake-up call for the world.