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Gendered Implication of COVID-19 Outbreaks in Development and Humanitarian Settings

Author: CARE Published Date: March 2020 Summary: CARE is deeply concerned about the adverse and disproportionate effects that the COVID-19 pandemic will likely have on women and girls around the world, particularly in the development and humanitarian settings. As the healthcare systems in developed countries are overwhelmed by the spread of novel coronavirus, CARE calls […]

Russia in Review: Kremlin Tests Authoritarian Societal Control Measures During COVID-19 Crisis

Author: Institute of the Study of War; Mason Clark, Aidan Therrien Publication Date: April 2020 Summary: Key Takeaway: Putin’s response to the COVID-19 crisis is focused on shaping reality to conform to his desired narrative. The Kremlin is restricting the free flow of information on COVID-19, jailing doctors, and obfuscating its public infection numbers to […]

Contending with ISIS in the Time of Coronavirus
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April 23, 2020
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Author: International Crisis Group Publication Date: March 2020 Summary: As the COVID-19 pandemic swiftly reorders the priorities of policymakers and the public worldwide, conflicts that only recently occupied centre stage in the global policy and media debate are receding into the background. The fight against the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere is no […]

Yesterday’s Terrorists Are Today’s Public Health Providers
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April 22, 2020
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Author: Colin P. Clarke Publication Date: April 2020 Summary: The coronavirus pandemic has opened up similar opportunities for a range of terrorists, insurgents, and criminal organizations. Across the world, they are already seeking to acquire political legitimacy through the provision of public health services, especially in countries and regions where the government has been either unwilling […]

Youth, COVID-19 and Violent Extremism: Let’s Be Proactive
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April 22, 2020
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Author: Marc Sommers Publication Date: April 2020 Summary: There is a way to proactively respond to the impending COVID-19 crisis in Africa, the Middle East, and elsewhere – and in a way that positively engages with youth and begins to undermine VEOs. The article outlines five issues to consider. To access this resource, please click here: “Youth, […]

Crime and Contagion: The Impact of a Pandemic on Organized Crime

Author: Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime Publication Date: March 2020 Summary: This brief is a result of information garnered from our networks and civil-society partners in the field, and draws from a comprehensive review of reporting on the impact of the coronavirus on criminal groups and illicit markets. To access this resource, please click here: […]

Mapping Risk Factors for the Spread of COVID-19 in Africa
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April 22, 2020
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Author: Africa Center for Strategic Studies Publication Date: April 2020 Summary: This analysis provides a review of relative risk factors associated with the novel coronavirus as a means of generating potential insights into the varied and at times overlapping levels of vulnerability faced by each African country. Understanding the relative risks each country faces can better guide […]

The Economic Toll of Covid-19 on Southeast Asia: Recession Looms as Growth Prospects Dim

Author: Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); Amy Searight Publication Date: April 2020 Summary: Southeast Asian economies are taking a huge hit in the global economic crisis caused by the spreading pandemic. The economic impact will be huge, on par with the fallout of the 1997-98 Asian Financial Crisis, or perhaps much greater. On the one […]

Shared Responsibility, Global Solidarity: Responding to the Socio-economic Impacts of COVID-19

Author: United Nations Publication Date: March 2020 Summary: This report is a call to action, for the immediate health response required to suppress transmission of the virus to end the pandemic; and to tackle the many social and economic dimensions of this crisis. It is, above all, a call to focus on people – women, youth, […]

Applying Humanitarian Standards to Fight COVID-19

Author: Sphere Publication Date: March 2020 Summary: Sphere and the Humanitarian Standards Partnership (HSP) contain standards and guidance which define the minimum response all crisis-affected people have the right to expect. They establish what needs to be in place for affected populations to survive and recover with dignity. Sphere standards are directly relevant for a public […]

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