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COVID-19, a crisis like no other faced in modern times, has reached every population and community. While the evidence base is still nascent, this report looks at the impacts of disasters and past epidemics – such as Ebola, HIV, SARS/MERS and Zika – on child and adolescent mental health and psychosocial wellbeing. It also examines how these insights can guide policies and programs to support children, their families and communities during the current pandemic. These include social protection, caregiver skills and support, community and social support, life skills and school based programmes, and specialized care, to name a few. This documentation could provide useful insights for policymakers. Click here to read the document.