COVID-19: Reaching the furthest behind

The challenge of securing funding and adequate resources to protect the livelihoods of the poorest people in the worst recession in history.

 

COVID-19 has arrived at a time of unprecedented global need, with a record 168 million people already requiring humanitarian assistance at the beginning of 2020. World hunger levels have been rising since 2015 with over 820 million people going hungry on a daily basis and 135 million people experienced acute food insecurity in 2019.

While efforts are currently concentrated on the immediate response to the virus, the longer-term impact of response measures on the extreme poor must be considered now to best manage the devastating effects of the pandemic in the coming months.

In this series of webinars, Concern will examine the impact of COVID-19 and the associated global response on fragile states from three angles: hunger, poverty and conflict.

Bringing together policy makers, academics and humanitarian practitioners, these discussions will examine why investment and action is needed now to minimise the impact of COVID-19 on those who are furthest behind.

 

Webinar 2: COVID-19: Reaching the furthest behind

 

The challenge of securing funding and adequate resources to protect the livelihoods of the poorest in the worst recession in history.

Moderator:

Annalies Borrel, UNICEF Geneva

Speakers:

Colin Andrews, Senior Economist at the Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice, World Bank

Rachel Scott, Partnership and Policy, Crisis and Fragility, UNDP Geneva

Eileen Morrow, Country Director, Concern Worldwide Ethiopia

Hugo Slim, Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law & Armed Conflict

 
 
You can register here

 

Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:00
Organiser or Host: 
Concern Worldwide
Venue: 
Online Webinar
Link: 
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/covid-19-and-humanitarian-action-reaching-the-furthest-behind-tickets-105423937836?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
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