Save the Children International
A snapshot survey carried out by Save the Children in 6 countries where schools have reopened, suggests that 18 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, significant numbers of the most vulnerable children are still out of school. This is not because of fear of the virus, but a result of child labour, child marriage, financial hardship, relocation and other consequences of the pandemic – and girls are particularly at risk.
These briefs summarise the “out-of-school” context in these 6 countries – Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria, Somalia, and Uganda.
Across all of them, the clock is ticking. We must act now and invest in getting the world’s children safely back to school, to ensure that generations of the most vulnerable children are not left behind.