COVID-19 Information and Guidance

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 (the coronavirus) a pandemic. The virus has now spread across the globe and is a common threat to the health of everyone. There are a number of steps that we can take to lower the risk of transmission and to stay healthy. This spotlight contains information on how to protect yourself and your community against COVID-19 and where to consult for more information on the outbreak. It draws on the recommendations from Save the Children and global partners.

To stay updated on the most recent developments in the outbreak, refer to the World Health Organization’s website and your local health authorities.

Resources for Children and Parents

The materials below have been developed specifically for parents and children to inform about COVID-19. They have been recommended by our experts. Materials range from child-friendly books and cartoons to instructional materials for caregivers on how to speak to their children.

Resources for Parents


Resources for Children and Youth

Technical Guidance for Save the Children and NGO Staff

General guidelines




Health and Nutrition


Child Protection




Cross-cutting Areas

Health and Prevention Resources for the General Public

Below are information and guidance directed at the general public to cope with and prevent the Coronavirus outbreak.


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Last updated: 17-08-2020