Ombudswoman, UNICEF on International Children’s Day: pandemic has seriously affected children’s rights

World marks the International Children’s Day Today. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 01 Jun 2021 - 12:54, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian public defender and UNICEF Georgia have stated on the International Children’s Day today that the coronavirus pandemic has further aggravated the situation of children’s rights in Georgia. 

Ombudswoman Nino Lomjaria has stated that the risks of child abuse, poverty, violations of the rights to healthcare and education have increased amid the pandemic.

 She said that the number of minors receiving social allowance increased from 152,000 to 186,000 from January to December 2020.