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Analys

Coronakrisen kan rasera ekonomin i låg- och medelinkomstländer

Coronapandemin påverkar ekonomier över hela världen. Än så länge har det mest pratats om de rika länderna, men hur kommer det påverka mer sårbara länders ekonomier? Kommer coronapandemin rentav öka den extrema fattigdomen i världen? Hugo De Geer Wikner skriver om en kartläggning som Sidas chefsekonomteam gjort.

Av: Hugo De Geer Wikner, 2 april, 2020

Nick Doggen
Debatt

Låt oss skapa ett årtionde i solidaritetens tecken

Inom tio år ska vi utrota extrem fattigdom, minska ojämlikheter och orättvisor, främja fred och rättvisa, och lösa klimatkrisen. Att uppnå de globala målen och Agenda 2030 är en jätteutmaning. Vi i Grön Ungdom har alltid kämpat för en grönare och mer rättvis värld. Men för att kunna nå de globala målen måste alla vara med – och de som har flest resurser ska axla det största ansvaret.

Av: Nick Doggen, 27 mars, 2020

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How does the corona crisis affect Nepal? Here is an Instagram post by FUF’s correspondent Hanna Geschewski in #Kathmandu #Nepal.

Throughout my fieldwork in Tangiya Basti, the coronavirus pandemic felt far away. Although Nepal shares a common border with heavily affected China, there was only one confirmed case for a long time. Tourism Minister Yogesh Bhattarai even went so far as to declare Nepal a "coronavirus-free zone" in the hope of maintaining the inflow of tourists.

But it did not take long for the government and the people of Nepal to realise that, given the rapid spread of the virus in the southern neighbour India, it would only be a matter of time before more cases were reported in Nepal. It took until March 23. While many had already speculated about a possible lockdown, the government announced a nationwide curfew as soon as the second case became known, following India's drastic approach. Unless they have a special permission, people are only allowed to leave their homes to buy food and see a doctor. What was initially set at one week has already been extended until April 8. International flights are also suspended until April 15.

In Nepal, given the poor health system, utmost caution is called for. However, many have pointed out that the lockdown has hit the already vulnerable people the hardest. Especially in urban areas, people from the lower classes and castes are often dependent on daily wages and do not have the means to feed their families, pay rent and school fees without a regular income. For them, social distancing and #stayathome is not an option as they are often crammed together, cannot buy in bulk and lack access to water. As the Indian journalist Rana Ayyub recently stated: "Social distancing is a privilege".

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Photo 1 & 3: Street scenes in south Kathmandu during the first day of the nationwide lockdown.

Photo 2: Coronavirus info board outside of a school in south Kathmandu.

Photo 4: No regular flights are departing from Tribhuvan Airport, Nepal’s only international airport, until April 15.
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