Joint statement by the WHO Regional Director for Europe and the Italian Ministry of Health

Posted on 11 September 2020 by CHILD-UP team

“COVID-19 has created the largest disruption of education systems in history, affecting nearly 1.6 billion learners in more than 190 countries, and our region is no exception. (Children continue to be negatively impacted by school closures, both in terms of their education and their health, including mental health, social development and the risk and impact of being in an abusive home environment.)

Children living in vulnerable situations continue to be disproportionately affected in relation to their long-term health outcomes and challenges with distance learning, both due to digital poverty and difficulties for some parents to assist in the learning process”.

Read the full official statement here.

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