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Coronavirus (Covid-19) is a devastating blow to children in poverty

Many children around the world, including those displaced by conflict, live in vulnerable conditions, including in camps, informal settlements and on the streets. For some, they will be taking care of younger children of relatives or will be relied upon to work, to bolster family incomes. Many will not be in a position to isolate or distance themselves from others or comply with basic hygiene measures, including simply washing their hands. In many countries where there is no universal health care, the poorest are also unable to pay for testing or medical assessments, let alone treatment.

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Burundian Refugee Influx - Mahama Refugee Camp February

A national campaign named ‘’Rwanda Cares” aiming at Hepatitis C Elimination in Rwanda was launched in Mahama camp in January and It’s a big relief to Burundian refugees who had been waiting for so long. This is a result of a joint effort of Save the Children, ALIGHT, MINEMA and UNHCR and it is a big step towards the integration of refugees into the national health care systems.

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Changing lives in a Lifetime: Global Childhood Report 2019

Changing lives in a Lifetime: Global Childhood Report 2019

Children born today have a better chance than at any time in history to grow up healthy, educated and protected, with the opportunity to reach their full potential. Even a generation ago, a child was twice as likely to die before reaching age 5, 70 percent more likely to be involved in child labor and 20 percent more likely to be murdered.1

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