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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC (COVID-19)

On December 31st, 2019, the first case of CORONAVIRUS was reported in Wuhan, China, since that moment the number increased exponentially until it was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). On March 23th, 2020, there were more than 300,000 infected and 14,000 dead in 162 countries around the world (according to WHO statistics).

Given the situation, several countries take measures such as: the total closure of borders, prohibit the entry of flights from the most affected regions, declare the isolation of infected people, close public places and educational institutions, carry out quarantines of society in general, among many other actions that, despite the efforts, seem to be insufficient, either because the population does not fully comply with them or because they are not taken on time by governments.

This global crisis has been crossed by misinformation and uncertainty, has generated a collapse in global society and has tested the political, health and economic systems of the countriest. But above all, it has called us to seek solidarity solutions at all levels, which help to prevent the rapid spread of the virus and reduce its impact.

As OMEP, we stand in solidarity with the difficult situation and feel special concern for early childhood and their rights.

We have monitored the situation since the beginning and carried out actions to accompany this situation:

  • The current World President, Mercedes Mayol Lassalle, in a communication on March 6th, 2020, invites all OMEP National Committees to seek strategies for the protection and promotion of right to health of the early childhood, to recover and redefine the program WASH FROM THE START, and to adopt the WHO recommendations on COVID-19. - Access link : https://worldomep.org/index.php?page=view&pg=1&idx=345&hCode=BOARD&bo_idx=1&sfl=&stx=&cate=
  • WASH from the star,is a world OMEP project in partnership with UNICEF / WASH that has goals that young children develop knowledge, attitudes and habits that promote and protect their health, as well as the creation of safe, healthy communities and environments of quality.
    This project is important at this time, since hand washing is one of its axes, is essential to avoid the spread of CODVID-19 and other diseases that can be lethal for early childhood. - Access link : https://worldomep.org/index.php?hCode=ACTION_04_03_01
  • Through our official social networks we have shared publications about the situation and some recommendations - Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/pg/WorldOMEP/posts/ - Instragram : https://www.instagram.com/worldomep/ - Twitter : https://twitter.com/WorldOMEP
  • At the end of this article there is a list that we are building with recommendations of web pages and platforms of activities to carry out at home with the little ones.

WHO AND THE CORONAVIRUS

The WHO shares a daily worldwide report on the situation of the coronavirus, as well as the most up-to-date articles on everything related to this topic, in order to promote the health of everyone.

symptoms
Fever - Respiratory symptoms (cough and shortness of breath)
In the most severe cases it can cause:
Pneumonia-severe acute respiratory syndrome - kidney failure - death.
recommendations
Good hygiene of hands and respiratory tract (covering mouth, nose when coughing and sneezing with forearm)
Avoid contact with people who present respiratory affection.
Access link: https://www.who.int/home
UNICEF AND THE CORONAVIRUS

UNICEF is rapidly working with experts to provide strong and truthful information about the virus and its effects around the world through research and studies. Also sharing articles and news with care recommendations:

Access link: https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/covid-19
UNESCO AND THE CORONAVIRUS

For its part, UNESCO has made the digital library available to families in quarantine, has called on the ministries of education to address the impact of the virus on education systems, and has launched a coalition to carry out distance education, among others.

Access link: https://en.unesco.org/

RECOMMENDED WEBSITES WITH HOUSEHOLD ACTIVITIES DESIGNED FOR THE LITTLE ONES

1.JumPStart

Activities and games for early childhood and primary, also educational resources.
link: https://www.jumpstart.com/
2. e-learning for kids
Activities for children, teachers and families.
Languages: english, french, spanish, portuguese
link: https://www.e-learningforkids.org/
3. Digital library
You will find many books and games for kids.
Languages: English, french, spanish and more than 40 languages.
link: https://www.digitallibrary.io/
4. Story weaver

You will find lectures in more than 60 languages for children.
The reading activities are categorized in: new, early, middle and advanced readers.
link: https://storyweaver.org.in
5. Akelius

It is a platform to learn a foreign language.
The languages available are: english, french, greek, Swedish
link: https://www.akelius.com/en/language-course
6. Duolingo
It is a platform to learn a foreign language.
link: https://www.duolingo.com/
7. A B C mouse
You will find lots of activities for children ages 2-8.
This platform gave UNICEF the following code to ingres for free: AOFLUNICEF
Languages: spanish and english.
link: https://www.abcmouse.com/gift-path/family-account
8. Adventure Academy
You will find games and activities for children
This platform gave UNICEF the following code to ingres for free: AOFLUNICEF
link: www.AdventureAcademy.com/redeem
9. Reading IQ
Reading activities for kids
link: www.ReadingIQ.com/redeem
10. Unesco Digital Library
Free access to books, manuscripts, articles, and other.
Languages: English, spanish, french and many others.
link: https://unesdoc.unesco.org/?locale=es%20