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The harmful effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are not distributed equally. They are expected to be most damaging for children in the poorest countries, and in the poorest neighbourhoods, and for those in already disadvantaged or vulnerable situations. The three main channels through which children are affected by this crisis include infection with the virus itself; the immediate socioeconomic impacts of measures to stop transmission of the virus and end the pandemic; and the potential longer-term effects of delayed implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. This policy brief provides a deeper analysis of these effects. It also identifies a series of immediate and sustained actions for the attention of governments and policymakers, including in relation to the three priorities outlined in the document. It is a useful document for policy makers. Click here to read the document.