The threat of new COVID-19 variants to vulnerable children and communities

As the world faces Omicron, another COVID-19 variant of concern, World Vision is warning that the world's fragile nations are doomed to keep reliving their worst days due to vaccine inequity, disparities and hesitancy, as well as gaps in health systems, lack of training for health workers, and poor vaccine distribution mechanisms to reach the most vulnerable.

The impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable children and families will only intensify for everyone everywhere as this continues to leave the door open for further mutations. Deliberate and focused actions, on a global and local scale, by the international community, governments and civil society are critical to address these disparities and inequities in vaccine roll-outs.

To learn more about our concerns as well as our response to COVID-19 across the World, please click here.