The COVID-19 effect on children

The corona virus pandemic has triggered an unprecedented socio-economic crisis that is draining resources for families all over Nepal. The immediate loss of income due to the global economic crisis means many families cannot afford basic needs, let alone have access to health care and education. Girls are more at risk of child marriage, violence, exploitation, and abuse. Thousands of children have been moving into child labor already in search of food. Although the government has pursued remote and e-learning opportunities to offset school closures, it isn’t an option for those living under the poverty level.