COVID-19 en los países del Sur: Necesidad urgente de redes de seguridad para familias de bajos ingresos para evitar un aumento de la pobreza infantil

Además del impacto inmediato del COVID-19 en la salud pública, es muy probable que la pandemia tenga amplias repercusiones económicas. Muchos países han tomado medidas para limitar o prevenir las interacciones sociales mediante la implementación de toques de queda, bloqueos y restricciones de circulación. Estos han impactado negativamente en los hogares de escasos recursos que dependen de ingresos diarios para satisfacer sus necesidades básicas.

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COVID-19 in the Global South: Urgent Need for Safety Nets for Low Income Families to Stem an Increase in Child Poverty

Apart from its immediate public health impact, the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have wide-reaching economic implications. Many countries have taken measures to limit or prevent social interactions through the implementation of curfews, lockdowns, and restrictions to movement. These have negatively impacted poor households which depend on daily income to meet their basic needs.

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On the Road to “a New Humanity” – Acting Together to Achieve Social and Environmental Justice for All

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, October 17, 2020

Anyone who thinks that the only lesson to be learned was the need to improve what we were already doing, or to refine existing systems and regulations, is denying reality…Once this health crisis passes, our worst response would be to plunge even more deeply into a feverish consumerism and new forms of egotistic self-preservation. If only we might keep in mind all those elderly persons who died for lack of respirators, partly as a result of the dismantling, year after year, of health care systems...If we can accept the great principle that there are rights born of inalienable human dignity, we can rise to the challenge of envisaging a new humanity” –

Pope Francis in Fratelli Tutti - Brothers and Sisters All 4th Oct 2020

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