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Research | The Impact of School Closures on Children in Humanitarian Settings: A Multi-Country Study

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Research | The Impact of School Closures on Children in Humanitarian Settings: A Multi-Country Study

Date of publication: 
11 Aug 2021


Hannah Huber
Lotte Kallio and Sara Argyriadis
The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action
Proteknôn Foundation for Innovation and Learning
Publication type: 
Studies, Reviews and Research

In the months following the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Proteknôn Foundation for Innovation and Learning, on behalf of the Alliance and in close collaboration with INEE, seeked to explore the following question:

What education inequalities, child protection risk and protective factors, and adverse outcomes
have been amplified as a result of school closures in humanitarian/crisis contexts during the
COVID-19 pandemic? 

In asking this intial question, the overall goal of this study was to ensure that children and their holistic well-being are at the centre of decision-making and planning processes for both present and future infectious disease outbreaks, particularly in regard to school closures and re-openings. Therefore, this study examines the effects of school closures on child protection and educational inequalities, focusing on Colombia, DRC and Lebanon. It is one of the first studies of its kind to prioritize the perspectives of those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and particularly children in humanitarian settings.

Explore our interative mini-website to learn more about this participatory research study HERE! 

Emergency Type: 
Infectious Disease Outbreaks
CP Practitioners
CP AoR and Coordination Groups
Researchers & Academics
Policy makers
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Country(s) this content is relevant to: 
Congo, Democratic Republic of

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