UNICEF’s 2020 Annual Report underscores how 2020 was a year like no other. School closures, increased vulnerability to abuse, mental health strains and loss of access to vital services have hurt children deeply. But not all children have been affected equally. The pandemic has exposed deep inequalities that have existed for too long, with the worst consequences on children in the poorest countries and communities and those already disadvantaged.
Reflecting on 2020’s unique experience, the report features:
- A section on how COVID-19 affected children in 2020.
- A feature on how UNICEF adapted to the pandemic, including social and behavior change and community engagement, data monitoring and provision of life-saving supplies from Supply Division.
- Stories and photo essays on mental health, remote learning, WASH and conflict, and cash transfers.