Children are amongst the worst affected by the global pandemic. Especially the ones living in already disadvantaged communities of third world countries.
Millions of children from underprivileged communities are now dealing with violence, exploitation, lack of food safety and nutrition, a higher chance of drop out from schools along with higher risk of exposure to COVID-19.
The global pandemic has also increased gender inequality as child marriage and child labour is becoming more and more prevalent. The worst affected are children who were already disadvantaged pre-covid, but now have become especially vulnerable due to issues like loss of family income.