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OHCHR, The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
This note highlights key principles that need to be complied with in the design and implementation of measures to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in Ukraine. Any emergency responses to the situation must be proportionate, necessary and non-discriminatory.
In relation to children, the availability of substitute caregivers when a parent or other primary caregiver is hospitalized must be ensured, as well as the availability of psycho-social support for hospitalized children. Development of contingency plans for children who face prolonged periods without formal education should also be prioritized.