RAPID SITUATION AND NEEDS ASSESSMENT- EDUCATION IN BiH DURING COVID-19
The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has disrupted education for 1.6 billion children and youth worldwide, threatening to exacerbate the already existing learning crisis. Approximately 500,000 children and youth in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) were affected by country-wide preschool, school and university closures from mid-March 2020. While there is emerging global evidence on the negative impact of school closures on the lives of children and youth, the long-term consequences of the pandemic are yet to be assessed.
UNICEF and UNESCO jointly conducted the Rapid Situation and Needs Assessment - Education in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Phase II) in June 2020, aiming to obtain an overview of the current situation and needs in the education sector, considering the COVID-19 pandemic. The presented data refers to the period from mid-March to mid-June 2020.
This report aims to inform the UN and BiH education authorities’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic and can be used for further analysis and actions based on the recommendations.