Many workers will be displaced and many businesses will close as a result of the slowdown caused by COVID-19. Providing support to those affected gives them a fighting chance.
The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the need to strengthen programs and policies affecting older persons both in times of crisis and afterward.
With the impacts of the pandemic on food and nutrition being felt around the region, planning is needed to avoid higher food prices, decreased nutrition and reduced food security.
The pandemic demonstrates that disasters are triggered by multidimensional risks and hazards, and that a country’s approach to urban resilience needs to be multifaceted.
In the fragile energy scenario of small Pacific islands, contingency plans are crucial to keep the lights on during a crisis.
For many of Indonesia’s urban poor who work in the informal sector, social distancing is nearly impossible if they want to maintain their income. Two key policies can help.
The production processes and supply chains that feed into the production of masks, gloves and other personal protective equipment must be secured.