5 ways COVID-19 has affected children in Sub-Saharan Africa

A rare young boy wears a face mask as he walks with his mother on the streets of Mathare informal settlement. School has been declared "null and void" for the year of 2020 and kids are left to fend for themselves on the streets, often needing to beg, work and steal for food.  Nairobi, Kenya.

The pandemic's social impact on African children has been devastating Image: ©UNICEF/UN1362239/Alissa Everett

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Even before COVID-19, SSA was a challenging place for many of its 550 million children
Even before COVID-19, SSA was a challenging place for many of its 550 million children Image: UNICEF
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