Friday, August 21, 2020
Teenage pregnancy during COVID-19 lockdowns may keep 1 million girls out of school in Africa
17-year-old Efua* is one of 51 girls in her community to get pregnant during the COVID-19 lockdowns. Although they haven't caught the virus, the effects of the pandemic on their lives will be lasting. The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked unprecedented havoc on children, families and communities around the globe, disrupting vital services and putting millions of lives at risk. Since March, attempts to avert the global health crisis have seen nationwide school closures in 194 countries.
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