Technical Materials

The Impact of School Closures on Children in Humanitarian Settings: A Multi-Country Research Study

Proteknôn Foundation for Innovation and Learning
The Alliance

In the months following the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Proteknôn Foundation for Innovation and Learning, on behalf of the Alliance and in close collaboration with INEE, seeked to explore the following question:

What education inequalities, child protection risk and protective factors, and adverse outcomes
have been amplified as a result of school closures in humanitarian/crisis contexts during the
COVID-19 pandemic? 

In asking this intial question, the overall goal of this study was to ensure that children and their holistic well-being are at the centre of decision-making and planning processes for both present and future infectious disease outbreaks, particularly in regard to school closures and re-openings. Therefore, this study examines the effects of school closures on child protection and educational inequalities, focusing on Colombia, DRC and Lebanon. It is one of the first studies of its kind to prioritize the perspectives of those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and particularly children in humanitarian settings.

Explore our interative mini-website to learn more about this participatory research study HERE! 

Publication type
Advocacy Materials
COVID19 Key Resources
Education in Emergencies and Crisis Contexts
Child Protection in Humanitarian Action and Education in Emergencies
Protection of children during the COVID-19 pandemic
Countries this relates to
Congo, Democratic Republic of
Language of the materials