Statement from the Acting U.S. Government Special Advisor on Children in Adversity on the Lancet Article on the Number of Children Worldwide Who Have Lost a Parent or Caregiver to COVID-19

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An estimated 1.5 million children worldwide have experienced the death of a parent, custodial grandparent, or other caregiver as a result of COVID-19, according to a new study published in The Lancet and an accompanying publication Children: The Hidden Pandemic 2021 โ€“ A joint report of COVID-19- associated orphanhood and a strategy for action. The study examines how these children are at risk of profound short- and long-term adverse effects on their health, safety, and well-being.

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 1:30pm

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