Challenges to provide child protection services for children living and/or working in the streets #streetchildren


Mustafa Hassan
 

Several colleagues mentioned challenges facing the response to protection needs of children working and/or living in the streets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Main challenges are related to disruption of regular activities by the social protection system, access due to the lockdown, risk of starvation with the closure of markets, high risk of spread of COVID-19 among children without being registered or recognized, etc. Any other challenges? any ideas to share to adapt regular response to the COVID-19 situation and ensure safety of both children and child protection actors?