COVID-19 & Human Rights – Virtual Meeting of Human Rights Council (9 April 2020)

Human Rights Council virtual meeting with High Commissioner for Human Rights to discuss human rights implications of COVID-19. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said the COVID-19 pandemic is a “colossal test of leadership” which demands decisive, coordinated and innovative action “from all, for all” adding, “We are physically distant today, but we … Read more COVID-19 & Human Rights – Virtual Meeting of Human Rights Council (9 April 2020)

US election 2020: Bernie Sanders suspends presidential campaign – BBC News

Senator Bernie Sanders has ended his presidential campaign, clearing the way for former Vice-President Joe Biden to become the Democratic party’s nominee. Mr Sanders, 78, told supporters on Wednesday he saw no feasible path to get enough votes to win the nomination. An early front-runner, the Vermont senator found success with young voters, but slipped … Read more US election 2020: Bernie Sanders suspends presidential campaign – BBC News

Afghans concerned about income amid COVID-19 lockdown

More than 1,500 police officers have been deployed in the Afghan capital, Kabul, to enforce the lockdown. Only health workers, security forces, and people shopping for basic necessities will be allowed onto the streets. The government has registered 423 coronavirus cases so far, including 73 in Kabul. Al Jazeera’s Laura Burdon-Manley reports. – Subscribe to … Read more Afghans concerned about income amid COVID-19 lockdown

The unequal impact of coronavirus – BBC Newsnight

We are told that coronavirus ‘does not discriminate’ – but its impact is disproportionately affecting the poor. Can we prevent it creating a deeper divide in our society? Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F The burden of keeping the country functioning during the coronavirus crisis is already falling on many of the worse paid of … Read more The unequal impact of coronavirus – BBC Newsnight

Managing your mental health through lockdown | nzherald.co.nz

The coronavirus pandemic and New Zealand’s lockdown has created real anxiety across the country. Kiwis are dealing not only the fear of the virus, with the daily toll of new cases and terrible news from around the globe, but the economic effects of the lockdown – loss of income, financial insecurity and the collapse of … Read more Managing your mental health through lockdown | nzherald.co.nz

COVID-19 & Job Loss – 195 million jobs expected to be wiped out in second quarter of 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a catastrophic effect on working hours and earnings, globally. A new ILO report highlights some of the worst affected sectors and regions, and outlines policies to mitigate the crisis. The COVID-19 crisis is expected to wipe out 6.7 per cent of working hours globally in the second quarter of 2020 … Read more COVID-19 & Job Loss – 195 million jobs expected to be wiped out in second quarter of 2020

COVID-19: Impact on food security

While the COVID-19 pandemic has had little impact on the global food supply chain so far, international organizations are warning about food security problems in the near future, as the ongoing health crisis ripples through the global food trade. Low-income and trade-dependent countries are likely to be worst affected, but wealthy countries may well be … Read more COVID-19: Impact on food security