Epidemic & Pandemic

Food insecurity is a social justice issue. People who are part of historically marginalized groups at greater risk of food insecurity, including Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bi, trans, and other sexually and gender diverse (2SLGBTQ+) groups.
Around 33 million people affected by floods that engulfed a third of Pakistan and millions need immediate assistance as floods damaged health facilities. Pakistan faces outbreaks of several diseases like diarrhoea, dengue and COVID-19.
To strengthen preparedness and response capacities for public health emergencies with multidimensional impact, a regional roadmap built on the lessons learnt from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is set to be rolled out in the WHO South-East Asia Region.
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The goal of this report is to take stock of the early behavioural sciences literature on COVID-19 misinformation as well as provide a snapshot of the narratives of COVID-19 misinformation and the prevalence and spread of this misinformation.
This study reviewed the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on pre-existing vulnerabilities in rural communities using the scoping review strategy
This paper compares economic recovery in the COVID-19 pandemic with other types of disasters, at the scale of businesses.
Policy Brief: Developing Shock Responsive Social Protection System to Mitigate the Impact of COVID-19, Enable Speedy Recovery and Strengthen the Resilience of Vulnerable People in ASEAN
This policy brief provides the overview of the economic and social impact of COVID-19 pandemic in ASEAN and informs recovery measures to build resilient social protection systems.
ASEAN_Reopen, Recovery and Resilience in Education Guidelines for ASEAN Countries
This policy brief aims to inform national-level policy decisions in the ASEAN around safe school reopening and operations, learning recovery, and continuity in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as any future emergencies/disruptions.
Reopen, Recover and Resilience in Education: One Vision One Identity One Community Guidelines for ASEAN Countries
These guidelines are intended to help Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to reopen schools and keep them open for safe in-person education.
This policy brief was developed to assist policymakers in unpacking and understanding inequality in relation to achieving the SDGs in the ASEAN region and inform the initiatives of ASEAN sectoral bodies to build back better from the pandemic.