Covid-19 Dossier

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Rural development

The COVID-19 pandemic calls for coordinated responses. The Global Donor Platform for Rural Development, representing 40 international donors and implementing agencies like the German Federal Development Ministry (BMZ)…

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Food security

The devastating socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic push millions more people into food insecurity in low- and middle-income countries.

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Ilhan's family now lives from growing fruit and vegetables. Weather extremes left the former shepherd family in the Awdal region of northwest Somaliland no choice but to settle down.<br />© Wuchenauer/Welthungerhilfe
Food security

In many countries where climate change or armed conflicts threaten people’s livelihoods, the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are making a bad situation worse. At the Berlin launch of its Annual Report in early July,…

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Food security

Tens of millions have joined the ranks of the chronically undernourished over the past five years, and countries around the world continue to struggle with multiple forms of malnutrition, this report states.

 

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Fisheries

A sudden India-wide lockdown, with just four hours of notice, during the COVID-19 outbreak turned many Indian fishermen’s livelihoods upside down. With large numbers of fishing days lost because of cyclones in 2019, and…

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Food security

Agricultural commodity markets are more resilient to the pandemic than many other sectors, according to FAO. Nevertheless, the significant decline in economic growth due to the pandemic has translated into an issue of…

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Health

Swift solutions with a sustainable impact – this maxim applies more than ever in combating the coronavirus pandemic. In order to check the spread of the virus, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit…

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In a large number of countries, the impacts of the Corona pandemic are not only going to dramatically worsen the health and food supply situation but will also result in severe income and job losses. In particular, the…

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Employment

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) estimates that COVID-19 pandemic risks food insecurity and nutrition of 50 million people between June and August 2020. The pandemic adds to other threats including…

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Employment

Ongoing restrictions on transport and freedom of movement are causing disruptions across the agricultural value chain – with a potentially devastating impact on already fragile food systems in Latin America, sub-Saharan…

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