(TheDailyHorn.com) – Is it possible that an entire generation of children lost out on what it means to be a kid and missed the opportunity to properly develop socially?
According to a report from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the COVID-19 pandemic that began in March 2020 is one of the worst crises for children in the group’s 75-year history. The children’s advocacy outfit says children in low-income families worldwide will need seven to eight years to recover from the pandemic and return to a normal, pre-COVID environment.
UNICEF: Children Will Need Almost a Decade to Recover from Lockdowns https://t.co/YxhBfbnNF4
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UNICEF is a United Nations organization that offers humanitarian and developmental aid to poor children. It stated that as of September 2021, children had lost nearly 1.8 trillion hours of in-school learning due to lockdowns and school closures. The group says that time can never be replaced and that the results of this trend will include long-term social and economic consequences for an entire generation of kids.
UNICEF said data it collected from 191 countries showed that school reopenings do not pose a health risk, and that kids under 18 years of age are at very low risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19. Additionally, UNICEF said that since the beginning of the pandemic roughly two years ago, 100 million children fell into poverty. That was a 10% increase in one year.
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