Our societies are only as secure as their most vulnerable members.

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COVID-19 RESPONSE

Everyone is talking about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Be sure to get your facts from reliable sources. Along with the World Health Organization, which is the leading authority on scientific and public health information on the new virus, the UN offices, field missions, agencies, funds and programmes are providing new information in their spheres of expertise, as it becomes available.

Here are some of their resource pages:- Peacekeeping, Refugees, Humanitarian Assistance, Migration and Mobility, Economic and social development, Aviation, Country level co-ordination etc.

The Coronavirus Pandemic

We have to keep some preventive measures to be safe from this deadly virus.

Get Vaccinated and stay up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines

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Wear a mask with the best fit, protection, and comfort for you

Stay 6 feet away from others

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Avoid poorly ventilated spaces and crowds

Key Facts & Figures

14.28%

State positivity rate

2.7

Test per thousand people

2%

Hospital beds available

3.49%

Emergency department visits

COVID-19: Rebuilding for Resilience

Women are overrepresented in frontline health and care positions, putting them at increased risk of exposure to COVID. At the same time, health services for women and girls have experienced interruptions in the face of overburdened health systems.
Health Services
Gender-based violence, already a global crisis before the pandemic, has intensified since the outbreak of COVID-19. Lockdowns and other mobility restrictions have left many women trapped with their abusers, isolated from social contact and support networks.
Gender-Based Violence
Women are being hit hard by the fallout of the pandemic. Because they typically earn less, have fewer savings and hold less secure jobs to begin with, women are particularly susceptible to economic shocks in general. The pandemic has devastated feminized sectors like hospitality, tourism and retail, depriving many women of their livelihoods.
Employment & Poverty
In situations of social and economic instability, social protections provide a crucial safety net for those most affected. But before the pandemic, only 26.5% of the world’s women enjoyed comprehensive social protection by law (as compared to 34.3% of men).
Social Protection