Covid-19 in the Caribbean

Civil society is rebuilding resilience in coronavirus-stricken Caribbean

Caribbean nations need to begin contemplating what their development trajectory with the coronavirus looks like. It is well known that the poor suffer the most in times of disaster due to fewer — if any — safety nets. Women and children are also more at risk — especially in developing countries, since they comprise a larger proportion of those living in poverty. Building multidimensional resilience should be a priority at this time.

Covid-19 in the Caribbean: civil society organisations, and the community-based organisations among them, are vital allies in the process of recovery and resilience-building since they are closer to the reality on the ground and can identify where interventions might be most effective.

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