The COVID-19 Challenge: Human Rights and Tech in Global Health

In the world prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, one could say that we have made great progress in the fight against leading causes of death and illness. Globally, life expectancy has dramatically increased, as maternal and child mortality rates have declined. However, even then the world was not on track to achieve the health-related SDGs; with a 31-year gap between countries with the […]

Adapting to COVID-19: UNHCR Efforts to Protect Refugees

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has pushed many nations across the globe to enforce harsh precautionary measures, economic policies, and partial/complete lockdowns in order to flatten the curve. There are over 71 million forcefully displaced persons (FDPs) in the world. During a pandemic, FDPs are more vulnerable than most; especially those who have not yet been granted refugee status and gained […]

The SDGs in the face of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic started at the dawn of the Decade of Action, when the Sustainable Development Goals were finally gaining momentum & traction. Now, could this be a march towards achieving the SDGs, or will it erase years of progress and make the world’s vision for 2030 unattainable?     While we don’t have a definite answer now, we can see its […]