UNICEF Social Protection Response to COVID-19: Technical note

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has created a public health emergency with immediate and long-term economic consequences for children and their families. Strengthening social protection responses is essential to mitigate these staggering impacts.  UNICEF works with governments and other partners in over 100 countries to help strengthen social protection systems, including their ability to respond to both short-term and protracted crises. This note outlines key areas where UNICEF is ready to rapidly scale up our ongoing work.