The Impact of COVID-19 on Children in Lower- and Middle-Income Countries and Communities
Around the globe, children are facing the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Comic Relief US’s virtual roundtable convened a range of international nonprofits that are working on the frontlines to ensure children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are safe, healthy and educated. This in-depth conversation cut across multiple issues, including hunger, migrant/refugee populations, education, and gender equity in relation to the pandemic’s impact on children.
- Alison Moore, CEO, Comic Relief US (moderator)
- Miguel Fonte, Executive Director, Promundo
- Dr. Githinji Gitahi, CEO, AMREF
- Arnav Kapur, Lead of Philanthropic Partnerships, India and South Asia, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Dr. Charles Owubah, CEO, Action Against Hunger
- Heather Simpson, Chief Program Officer, Room to Read
- Patrick Sooma, Sr. Humanitarian Protection Specialist, International Rescue Committee (IRC)
- Lorelei Williams, SVP, Grants Programs, Comic Relief US
- The potential long-term educational, economic, and health effects of COVID-19 in LMICs;
- The implications of COVID on global food security, education, gender equity and migrant/refugee populations;
- How the response of local governments and the global health community has influenced the work of international nonprofits; and
- A forward-looking vision post-COVID-19: How to rebuild and remodel to benefit low-income children and their families.