The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has taken a terrible toll on lives, illness, and economic devastation and it is having diverse effects on violence and crime. Daily Prevention News publishes weekly a Corona Crime Issue dedicated to collect related news and information.
- Impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic on the enjoyment of human rights around the world, including good practices and areas of concern: Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
In the present report, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights presents an update on the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic on human rights and highlights the extent to which it has exposed systemic gaps in human rights protection that have undermined resilience.
- Second Progress Report / Prepared by the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response for the WHO Executive Board, January 2021
The Independent Panel was established to review lessons learned from international response to COVID-19, which first emerged in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Nearly 94 million confirmed cases and more than two million deaths have been reported globally as of 19 January 2021. The panel’s second progress report said countries were slow to respond to the new coronavirus disease, noting “there were lost opportunities to apply basic public health measures at the earliest opportunity”. Source: Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response
- Livelihoods, food and futures: COVID-19 and the displaced
In this data visualization project UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, collated statistics from numerous sources to shed more light on the effects of the pandemic on poor and vulnerable people, including refugees. The storymap — the third in a series examining how displaced communities have been affected by the coronavirus — illustrates the drastic falls in levels of employment and income since the onset of the pandemic. It also explores how families are coping to meet basic needs, in many cases forced to cut corners because of shrinking household budgets. Source: UNHCR - UN Refugee Agency
- ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the world of work. Seventh edition
New annual estimates in the seventh edition of the ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the world of work confirm the massive impact that labour markets suffered in 2020. The latest figures show that 8.8 per cent of global working hours were lost for the whole of last year (relative to the fourth quarter of 2019), equivalent to 255 million full-time jobs. This is approximately four times greater than the number lost during the 2009 global financial crisis. Source: ILO - International Labour Organization
- COVID-19: Mental Illness, a “Parallel Pandemic”
The COVID-19 pandemic has generated a “parallel epidemic” of deteriorating mental health, especially among young people. The World Health Organization (WHO) is establishing a new mental health coalition to help states address this problem. Source: UNRIC - Regional UN Information Centre for Western Europe
- Vaccine misinformation management field guide: Guidance for addressing a global infodemic and fostering demand for immunization
Misinformation threatens the success of vaccination programs across the world. UNICEF, First Draft, Yale Institute for Global Health, and PGP (The Public Good Projects) have partnered to create the Vaccine Misinformation Management Field Guide. This guide aims to help organizations to address the global infodemic through the development of strategic and well-coordinated national action plans to rapidly counter vaccine misinformation and build demand for vaccination that are informed by social listening. Source: Unicef, First Draft, Yale Institute for Global Health, and PGP (The Public Good Projects)
- What happens to prisoners in a pandemic?
This thematic review explores the effects of the restrictions introduced in prisons during 2020 in response to COVID-19. Source: HM Inspectorate of Prisons for England and Wales (HMI Prisons)
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