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A Web of Insecurity: Gendered risks and vulnerabilities for children on the move during the COVID-19 pandemic

This issue brief surveys the existing literature based on the limited available data to highlight areas of urgent concern for children on the move as they navigate life during the COVID-19 pandemic, examined through the lens of gender. Emerging evidence indicates certain gender-specific challenges for migrant and displaced children are intensifying. Some of these threats predated the virus and are now escalating, others have emerged as a result of COVID-19 and its consequences. This issue brief sheds light to several of these challenges and points why better data is needed for each of them.