We talk with the Spanish Federation of Rare Diseases (FEDER) to learn about the tasks they are performing to improve the quality of life of more than three million people in Spain who live with a rare disease, and to discover how Covid-19 has impacted them.
In addition to the social difficulties for LGBTI visibilities and the economic difficulties for the survival of businesses, the pandemic also put an end to the possibility of meeting physically, and has also done away with the spaces that made this possible.
We fear that governments are yet again prioritising business instead of protecting people and that recovery instruments will not benefit the poor, or even risk generating increased poverty, with austerity looming again to restore public accounts.
The COVID-19 crisis is hitting European consumers in the pocket, causing rising unemployment and falling income for those who have kept their jobs. Spending more time at home as a result of lockdown measures could make matters worse for energy bills.
Covid-19 has brought our lives to a halt, and it is “infecting” everything. It seems, once again, that the attention paid to the problems arising from the pandemic has not been attentive enough to the needs of adolescents.
Non-profit organizations need a little extra push to go beyond writing about what they do and to start looking into the changes they generate, and even take a step further to dear and gather and size these changes, to measure their impact.