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COVID-19 Global Health Emergency Response - Asia-Pacific Region Situation Report (May 9th, 2020)

Situation Report
Originally published


Key Concerns

• We urge the world to stand together with the most vulnerable children to fight COVID-19, especially refugees and the internally displaced.

• Devastating aftershocks of the crisis are putting millions of children’s lives at risk. We urgently need to address both the direct health impacts of the virus and the secondary impacts brought about by viral containment measures.

• Children will need special support now – including psychosocial – to reduce anxiety and stress during and after this crisis.

• Joining hands with faith and community leaders is critical to strengthen preparedness, to effect behaviour change and to protect children.