In light of child protection week, as organisations that work with vulnerable children, we call on the South African government to note that the pandemic will gravely impact the most vulnerable children in our society. Vulnerable children include: unaccompanied and separated migrant children, stateless and disabled children who may or may not be documented. With the lockdown many of these children will be severely impacted pressured by growing economic vulnerability in households and increasing the threats of abuse, malnutrition, abandonment and exploitation.

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