The covid-19 pandemic has devastated lives and livelihoods globally since it began 16 months ago. More than 4 million people have died, and the virus has stretched health-care systems in high- and low-income countries to the brink. The number of people living in extreme poverty is rising for the first time in two decades.
While equitable vaccine distribution worldwide will be crucial to containing the virus, the international community faces another big challenge: responding to the pandemic’s effect on conflict and instability. Research that tallies incidents of violence around the world gives some clues, but leaves an incomplete picture of the complex ways the pandemic is shaping conflict.… Seguir leyendo »