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Teen pregnancy risk rises as schools shut for coronavirus in Africa (Reuters)

March 19, 2020

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Closing schools poses risks for children everywhere, from sexual violence to lack of mid-day meals, but the impact may be bigger in Africa, said Lee Crawfurd, a senior research associate at the Center for Global Development think tank.

“Social protection systems are just not nearly as developed in low-income countries, so it’s really worrying,” he said.

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