The short-term wellbeing costs of COVID-19 have been severe. The pandemic is having profound effects on poor and marginalized groups, increasing poverty rates and widening gaps between different groups in society. SDG Watch Europe calls for urgent actions!
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.
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.
The International Committee of the Red Cross thinks that COVID-19 does not have to be catastrophic for countries with weakened healthcare systems, but it does require the international community to scale up support.