Coronavirus/COVID-19: What Do Parents Need To Know?
In late 2019, an outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus (also known as novel coronavirus or COVID-19) was reported in Wuhan, China. Since then cases have been reported in a number of other countries including Canada and the United States. Here's everything parents and families need to know about novel coronavirus, how you can look after yourself and your children, and what UNICEF is doing to help.
Protecting the most vulnerable children from the impact of COVID-19: An agenda for action
Global coordination is urgently needed to prevent this health crisis from becoming a child-rights crisis.
Stimulating Little Minds: Indoor Play Ideas for Young Children
To help with your baby and toddler's development, UNICEF has compiled safe and fun activities that can be done at home - for children ages 0-8.
Navigating Pregnancy During COVID-19
UNICEF sits down with an expert midwife to talk about how pregnant women can protect themselves and their babies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stay Home Diaries - Missing Out on Milestones
"I told myself, no matter how I graduate, I would do it with a smile on my face for all the youth around the world who did not get the chance to experience their final year of high school... When my friends begin sulking, I gently remind them that we are lucky, regardless of how they feel." - Augustin, on a new normal without final exams, Grad Ball or convocation.
Digital Education in Timor-Leste
In Timor-Leste, the first case of COVID-19 was declared on March 21 and by March 28, the government announced a state of emergency, resulting in the closure of many services including schools. With support from UNICEF, children in Timor-Leste are taking their education online, to keep learning in spite of school closures.
When Information is the Only Treatment
In South Sudan, UNICEF community staff are hard at work, raising awareness of COVID-19, as well as how people can protect themselves and their families.
Education Carries On in Syria
Despite the closure of schools across the country due to COVID-19, children in Syria are finding ways to keep their education going.
COVID-19: Hygiene and Cleaning Tips for Home
From doing laundry to preparing meals — here are simple, every day measures to help protect your family.
Protecting Childhood During a Global Pandemic
It's a tough time to be a kid. As the pandemic wears on, it is not just the Easter Bunny who must be declared an essential service. Children need child protection workers and safe community spaces – these should be the first to emerge from lockdown, in every part of Canada.