During the first 14 months of the corona virus epidemic, more than 1.5 million children in 21 countries, including 1,19,000 children in India, lost their parents or guardians who looked after them due to infection.
A study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) states that 25,500 children in India lost their mothers to COVID-19 while 90,751 children lost their fathers and 12 children lost their mothers. – Lost both fathers. 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.
AIH said this thing
In a media release, 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.
This big claim made in the reports
NIDA Director Nora de Volkov said, “Based on the evidence that any child goes through tremendous stress after the loss of a parent or caregiver, certain steps can be taken in time that may further aggravate the situation. As per the report, 2,898 Indian children lost their custodial grandparents while we should ensure that children stay away from all these things. 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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