Although children and adolescents are not likely to become seriously ill with COVID-19, they are nevertheless massively affected by the pandemic. Instead of playing outside, going to school, participating in sports and meeting friends, many are now trapped in confined spaces with their parents all day long. On top of that, they are worried about family, friends and themselves. Among those children stuck at home are Amina, Oliver, Tara and Akachi.
The four friends are the protagonists of a comic strip that provides young people between the ages of 10 and 14 with information about coronavirus and other preventative hygiene measures. This generic comic strip, which can be used all over the world, was developed by Welthungerhilfe and WASH United who worked closely with an expert from the Institute for Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Together, Welthungerhilfe and WASH United want to ensure that children and young people understand why drastic restrictions are being placed on everyday life and what they can do to protect themselves, their family and their friends from coronavirus.
The comic is available for free download in more than 20 language versions (https://www.welthungerhilfe.org/coronavirus-comic/). It can be used, reproduced, and disseminated for non-commercial purposes without limitation. Any commercial use of the comic is strictly prohibited. Changes to the comic are not permitted.
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