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Tracking the situation of children: A summary of UNICEF’s COVID-19 socio-economic impact surveys

UNICEF UNICEF 2021-10-01
Report on UNICEF's quarterly surveys to better understand the level of disruption to essential services for women and children, the reasons for these disruptions, and government response measures. This report provides an overview of the findings from the past three survey rounds and reveals that all countries – not only those with ongoing humanitarian response – continue to face some severe service disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic and response. The brochure is available.
  • COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Education
  • Gender and/or Agency
  • Health
  • Nutrition
  • Women and/or Girls
  • Afghanistan
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Cameroon
  • Caribbean
  • Central Africa
  • Central African Republic
  • Central Asia
  • Chad
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo-Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC))
  • East Africa
  • Egypt (Arab Republic)
  • India
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Latin America
  • Lesotho
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Mauritania
  • Mexico
  • Middle East
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • North Africa
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Sahel
  • São Tomé and Principe
  • Serbia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South America
  • South Asia
  • South Sudan
  • Southeast Asia
  • Southern Africa
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Sudan
  • Uganda
  • West Africa
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs)
  • Adult women
  • Adults (men and/or women 19+ years old)
  • Children (boys and/or girls 1-10 years old)
  • Women (adults and/or adolescents)
  • Research
  • Report

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Child food poverty: A nutrition crisis in early childhood

  • Research
  • Journal article
  • Report
  • Economic
  • Health
  • Nutrition
  • Other Crises
  • Ukraine War
Report on the crisis of child food poverty – a state where young children are not fed the bare minimum number of food groups they need in early childhood. It presents data to illustrate how many children are experiencing food poverty, how many children are living in severe food poverty, what their diets look like, where they live – including in which households, communities and countries – and how these metrics have changed over time. The full report is available View Source

Micronutrient deficiencies among preschool-aged children and women of reproductive age worldwide: A pooled analysis of individual-level data from population-representatives

  • Research
  • Article
  • Journal article
  • Health
  • Nutrition
  • Other Crises
  • Women and/or Girls
Article on the global and regional prevalence of deficiency in at least one of three micronutrients among preschool-aged children (aged 6-59 months) and non-pregnant women of reproductive age (aged 15-49 years). In this pooled analysis individual-level biomarker data for micronutrient status from nationally representative, population-based surveys was analyzed. Bayesian hierarchical logistic regression was used to estimate the prevalence of deficiency in at least one of three micronutrients for preschool-aged children (iron, zinc, and vitamin A) and for non-pregnant women of reproductive age (iron, zinc, and folate), globally and in seven regions using 24 nationally representative surveys done between 2003 and 2019. View Source

Assessing and mitigating the impact of shocks on food security and nutrition in the Asia Pacific region: Lessons from the COVID-19 response for informing the Global Food Crisis response

  • Policy
  • Research
  • Brief
  • Policy Guidance Document
  • Report
  • COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Economic
  • Food Insecurity
  • Health
  • Nutrition
  • Other Crises
  • Social Support and Protection
  • Ukraine War
  • Women and/or Girls
Report on assessing and mitigating the impact of shocks on food security and nutrition in the Asia Pacific region to obtain lessons from the COVID-19 response for informing the Global Food Crises response. It lays out a series of studies undertaken by WFP and partners to better understand the realities of the food security and nutrition landscape since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the region. These are based on experiences throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, where WFP has continually assessed household vulnerability to food and nutrition insecurity through monitoring surveys, while simultaneously providing technical assistance and operations support for programs in response to the pandemic in the Asia Pacific region. In addition to WFP’s food security monitoring reports and data made available from WFP’s Fill the Nutrient Gap analyses, this brief utilizes secondary data relevant to the crisis, as well as four documents recently published by WFP and its partners. While the focus of this brief is on the COVID-19 crisis, its lessons can be applied now and into the future. Other types of covariate shocks will create compounding problems for countries. View Source