Dashboard on government responses to COVID-19 and the affected populations

August 19, 2020

Governments around the world have implemented a number of different measures in response to COVID-19 outbreaks. These include measures that aim to contain the spread of the virus (such as movement restrictions and border closings), measures to mitigate the economic consequences (such as income support), as well as measures related to the health system (such as testing policies and contact tracing). Billions of people are affected by these measures. Although children have been largely spared the direct health effects of COVID-19, the indirect impacts – including enormous socioeconomic challenges – are potentially catastrophic for children. For migrant and displaced children, the effects can be graver still.

This dashboard brings together information on current measures implemented by governments in response to COVID-19 alongside the population size and the number of children, child migrants and displaced children living in those countries. Government measures are updated daily, reflecting changes in the easing or tightening of national responses.


  1. Select one of 13 different government measures
  2. See where the measure is implemented globally and how it has evolved since the start of the pandemic
  3. See the global population living in those countries and the changes over time

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Data sources:

Government measures: Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker
Population: UN DESA Population Division
International migrants: UN DESA Population Division
Refugees: UNHCR
Internally displaced persons: IDMC