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COVID-19: One Year On

COVID-19 has changed everything for children, but they don’t give up easily.

One year on from COVID-19 and children around the world have shown us their determination.

Meet some of the children and staff who have shown incredible resilience in 2020.

Save the Children is on the frontlines of the fight against the pandemic.

With the help of our supporters and partners, in 2020 we reached 29.5 million coronavirus-affected people, including 11.8 million children across 88 countries.  

Read our report here or watch our video for the highlights.

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, children have lost 112 billion days of school.  

COVID-19 is a children’s crisis that will last a generation, in which the most vulnerable are paying the highest price. This is a children’s crisis, and we owe it to them to help protect their future.



2020 was a hard year for us all – especially children.

But we want to hear about the good parts too.

Post-it notes from the whiteboard

Tell us about the children who have inspired you during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether it's your child learning to read or your cousin helping out a neighbour, we want to hear about it. Let us know on our whiteboard here.




Jonathan*, 15, is a South Sudanese boy who is living in a refugee settlement in northern Uganda...


Hibo is 17 and lives in Somalia. When Coronavirus hit, her parents wanted her to get married...


Wilfredo is a refugee in Colombia, having fled Venezuela...