An overview of the major impacts of the COVID-19 in a global context and the most exposed groups and related issues that may want us to influence our politicians to think differently and updates.
News from the UN, Emergency Agencies and News Channels
News Room of the United Nations Development Programme
UNDP supports countries in their efforts to successfully address diverse development challenges, framed around three broad settings which require different forms of support:
- Eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions;
- Accelerating structural transformations for sustainable development; and
- Building resilience to crises and shocks
These three development challenges often coexist within the same country, requiring tailored solutions that can adequately address specific deficits and barriers. Underpinning all three development challenges is a set of core development needs, including the need to strengthen gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, and to ensure the protection of human rights.
International Rescue Committee
International Rescue Committee experts around the world and in our hubs in London, Brussels, New York and Washington are on-call to provide information and interviews about our global humanitarian aid and refugee resettlement programs as well as priority issues and policies that impact the people we assist.
International Red Cross
The work of the ICRC is based on the Geneva Conventions of 1949, their Additional Protocols, its Statutes – and those of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – and the resolutions of the International Conferences of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. The ICRC is an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence. It takes action in response to emergencies and at the same time promotes respect for international humanitarian law and its implementation in national law.
Medecins sans Frontieres
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) translates to Doctors without Borders. We provide medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Our teams are made up of tens of thousands of health professionals, logistic and administrative staff – bound together by our charter. Our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of impartiality, independence and neutrality. We are a non-profit, self-governed, member-based organisation.
The European Federation of Food Banks
Italian National News Agency
Clean Clothes Campaign
Live-Blog: How the Coronavirus affects garment workers in supply chains
Clean Clothes Campaign is a global network dedicated to improving working conditions and empowering workers in the global garment and sportswear industries.
Since 1989, CCC has worked to ensure that the fundamental rights of workers are respected. We educate and mobilise consumers, lobby companies and governments, and offer direct solidarity support to workers as they fight for their rights and demand better working conditions.
Back history of key blog Issues can be found here
The King’s Fund
The King’s Fund is an independent charitable organisation working to improve health and care in England. Our vision is that the best possible health and care is available to all.
CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice.
Bond is the UK network for organisations working in international development.
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