COVID-19 attacks livelihoods and threatens to exploit children through labour or begging
Providing for the needs of the most vulnerable.
As a result of COVID-19, lockdowns and social distancing, millions people around the world have lost their incomes
Especially in underdeveloped countries where many lack savings and social safety nets and depend on daily income to survive, a day without work means a day without food. When parents can't provide, children are put at risk of child labour and explotation.
Over the past 4 months, World Vision has provided 3.7 million people with life-sustaining food to help prevent malnutrition and supported 37,777 families with income-generating support.
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As families' incomes plummet, millions more children go hungry and are forced to work and beg.
Millions of parents and caregivers have lost incomes and jobs due to COVID-19, forcing them to expose their children to harmful and dangerous circumstances, such as begging or child marriage.
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Youth leader, Justice, talks about the impact COVID-19 has had on his community; disappearing jobs, closed schools and increased prices.
A #HiddenHero helping distribute food and hygiene supplies to vulnerable families in Brazil.