The impact of COVID-19 on migrant children in Trinidad and Tobago

This paper examines the main risks faced by the migrant children in Trinidad and Tobago and the exacerbating impact of COVID-19 outbreak due to: i) disruption to education, ii) rising unemployment, iii) risks to mental health and safety, and iv) to child nutrition and health. For example, the impact resulting from the disruption to education can be worsened if opportunities for home learning are limited or absent; while increased time at home and rising unemployment (estimated to increase from 33% to 52% among migrants) can cause family tensions and deterioration of nutritional status.