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. Download the comic free as a PDF file now.
Comic about coronavirus in more than 20 languages
More than 20 language versions are available for free download. The comic 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.
Welthungerhilfe has initiated measures in numerous countries to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, e.g. hygiene education, installation of hand washing facilities and food aid for people in quarantine.
Our Partner WASH United
A unique crossbreed between an advocacy NGO and a creative agency, WASH United works to build a world in which all people benefit from safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), including menstrual hygiene. The focus is on innovative solutions for advocacy and education.
WASH United is behind Menstrual Hygiene Day, the global campaign to end period stigma. WASH United co-leads the Making Rights Real initiative to promote access to services for all people using human rights. Their low-cost, scalable solutions for menstrual hygiene education have helped to educate, empower and engage more than 2 million girls across Africa and South Asia and can be accessed free of charge.
Their partners and funders include UNICEF, German Federal Foreign Office, World Bank, GIZ, WaterAid, P&G and WSSCC.
FAQ & Contact
Do you have questions on the comic strip? Please check the Frequently Asked Questions document.
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