Report submitted to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on the Impact of COVID-19 on Children in Street Situations
Drawing on a wealth information sent to CSC by network members in the months following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, CSC sent the following report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on the impact of COVID-19 on street-connected children.
The submission presents evidence on rights violations faced by children in street situations in the context of the COVID-19 emergency. Sections 2 to 7 review the status of rights violations experienced by children in street situations against the standards set by the Convention on the Rights of the Child and General Comment No. 21, while Section 8 looks at cooperation for States Parties with non-governmental actors, and how the services designed to support children in street situations are being affected by the present emergency, and the responses that organisations are taking to mitigate these effects. Each section concludes with the main recommendations we urge the Committee to make to States Parties in order for them to fulfil their obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child to protect the rights of children in street situations during this pandemic and beyond.