According to the assessment of this study, 11,34,000 children worldwide have lost their parents or custodial grandparents/grandparents due to Kovid-19. Of these, 10,42,000 children lost their mother, father or both. Most children have lost one of the parents. In a media release, the AIH said that in total, 15,62,000 children had at least one parent or caregiver, or a living grandparent/grandparent (or other elderly person). relative) lost.
It said that the countries where most children have lost one or both of their parents include South Africa, Peru, America, India, Brazil and Mexico. Countries with high death rates due to COVID among primary caregivers include Peru, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Iran, the US, Argentina and Russia.
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NIDA Director Nora de Volkov said, “Based on the evidence that any child goes through terrifying stress after the loss of a parent or caregiver, certain steps can be taken in time that may further worsen the situation. Such as using drugs and we should ensure that children stay away from all these things.
According to the report, 2,898 Indian children lost their custodial grandparents while nine children lost both of them. “By ascertaining gender and age at death, we found that in countries other than South Africa, men died more than women, especially of middle-aged and elderly parents,” the report said.
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