Pacific leaders target unequal impacts of Covid-19 on vulnerable in region


Pacific leaders target unequal impacts of Covid-19 on
Pacific Islands Forum leaders have drafted a statement to be considered at the special session of the United Nations General Assembly on Covid-19 in December. In its search for a collective response to Covid-19, the Pacific Islands Forum says there is a need to address the disproportionate impacts of the pandemic on vulnerable groups in the region.


Pacific leaders target unequal impacts of Covid-19 on
In its search for a collective response to Covid-19, the Pacific Islands Forum says there is a need to address the disproportionate impacts of the pandemic on vulnerable groups in the region. Forum leaders aim to send a strong message to the world when they present a statement to be considered at the special session of the United Nations …


COVID‐19 and the Indo-Pacific: implications for resource …
Indo-Pacific ED leaders are already implementing COVID‐19 response plans. Examples from across the region are profiled in Box 3 . These early success stories highlight the capacity of local clinicians to lead disaster response activities and provide meaningful care in the face of escalating health care demand.


PDF Mapping the Impact of COVID-19 on Women, Peace and …
The most significant impacts of COVID-19 in the first 4-6 weeks of restrictions in the Indo-Pacific region are: • COVID-19 has impacted the scope and focus of Women, Peace and Security (WPS) work for almost all respondents (88 per cent). • Loss of funding/income for existing WPS work, and continuity of funding/income are the greatest imme-


A Pacific Island’s Response to COVID-19: Guam and the …
The COVID-19 pandemic only amplifies the historical and present imperial relationship between the United States and its Pacific island territory of Guam. The trifecta of US military’s large presence on the island, the overall decline in tourism, and the shortage of food security and sovereignty on Guam culminates into a worrisome situation …


Global Poverty Set for Alarming Increase, Analysts Warn …
Residents wearing protective face masks hold food boxes distributed by the government during a lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19, on the outskirts of Quito, Ecuador, May 27, 2020.


PDF CARE Rapid Gender Analysis COVID-19 Pacific Region
2 | P a g e Executive Summary Novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is having devastating impacts globally. As of 26th March, 414,179 confirmed cases and 18,440 deaths have been recorded across 178 countries.1 To date, the Pacific has confirmed cases in Guam2, French Polynesia3, New Caledonia4, Fiji5, PNG6 and suspected cases in Samoa.7 For the Pacific, COVID-19 presents a range of contextual


PDF COVID-19: Indiscriminate Disease, Unequal Vulnerability …
The realities of climate change and economic inequalities are having a significant impact on African societies during the COVID-19 pandemic. East Asia and the Pacific The first human infections of the Novel Coronavirus that causes COVID-19 occurred in Wuhan, China, in late 2019. As the disease appeared in Japan, Korea, and elsewhere throughout …


PDF PACIFIC TOURISM: COVID 19 IMPACT & RECOVERY Sector Status …
Impact on all pacific nations is significant, with the tourism sector and all associated businesses and sectors effectively shut down commercially and in maintenance mode at best. • Of the target countries the Cook Islands is particularly vulnerable as tourism accounts or 87% of GDP. For Niue and Vanuatu tourism accounts for over 40% of …


The Impact and Implications of COVID-19: An Australian …
The wider social impacts of COVID-19 flow from these concerns, and in this respect, Australia is similar to other countries. Figures released on 14 May 2020 revealed that Australia’s unemployment rate had increased to 6.2 per cent in April 2020 as the economy shed 594,300 jobs ( Cranston, 2020 ).
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