UNICEF early childhood COVID-19 response in East Asia and the PacificThe COVID-19 pandemic has brought about massive disruptive changes and is a threat across multiple sectors that are essential to children’s optimal development. At the height of nationwide lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 150 million children younger than 5 years in East Asia and the Pacific were affected.
This report summarizes the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on nurturing care for early childhood development based on the latest available data and proposes priority actions and interventions required to safeguard this critical period and ensure children’s optimal development during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report also showcases UNICEF Country Office initiatives supporting early childhood development across the five components of nurturing care.
Organization: UNICEF East Asia and the Pacific Regional Office
Web link: https://www.unicef.org/eap/young-children-and-pandemic