Child Rights Connect today endorsed an open letter from the Joining Forces alliance to Presidents, Prime Ministers, Governments and Mayors.

“Although most children are not as susceptible to the COVID-19 virus as many others, they are especially susceptible to many of the secondary effects of the virus and the measures taken to combat and limit its effects” said Alex Conte, Executive Director of Child Rights Connect.

“The open letter to world leaders is an important reminder to ensure that children, their protection, their needs, and a child rights-based approach, is maintained in global, national and community responses to this unprecedented global crisis”, he said.

The letter is accompanied by detailed recommendations to governments.

Click here to see the open letter: