School closures and homeschooling as a result of COVID-19 quarantines have led to obvious and predictable issues ranging from compromised education to health and safety risks for tens of millions of children in the US – and these are in just the “normal” households.
Now, imagine if we add COVID-19 to already at-risk children in refugee camps and conflict zones. No access to remote learning opportunities is the least of their worries, as lack of food, basic hygiene supplies, and other dangers lurk, making these children the most vulnerable in the world.
Save the Children deploys emergency health teams to these areas to help children and their caregivers fight the odds and prevent them from contracting COVID and succumbing to all the other physical, mental, and emotional dangers surrounding their environment.
Save the Children also assembles helpful learning resources for the children who can access the internet. #SAVEWITHSTORIES and #SAVEWITHSPORTS are projects, launched with actors and athletes, that offer play and education, as well as attract donations to support Save the Children and No Kid Hungry, a national campaign run by Share Our Strength, a nonprofit organization working to solve problems of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world.
In poor rural American communities, Save the Children distributes books and other learning resources to meet critical education needs. Coronavirus & Kids: Resources from Save the Children offers learning resources to caregivers, parents, and children, as well as tips on how to cope with school shutdowns and the coronavirus pandemic.
Save the Children, founded in 1919, was the first global charity for children. Today, they provide necessary aid to children all around the world. Please consider donating to this worthy cause.