Women and children hit hardest by Covid-19 pandemic

Published on 24 Aug 2020 9:53:14 PM

Women and children, especially those from low-income urban households, have been the most negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and need support urgently, a study by Unicef (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) found.

The "Families on the Edge" (FoE) report revealed that female-led households were especially vulnerable and more likely to suffer from unemployment, had their working hours cut and experienced difficulties accessing healthcare and home-based learning.

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