Before the COVID-19 pandemic, only about 18 per cent of urban households were covered by social protection according to the World Bank. “With a prolonged crisis that has resulted in a significant rise in urban poverty, cities will require greater social protection coverage specifically targeting the newly created—as well as the previously existing—urban poor,”
Indeed, as a pandemic ravages the world, it is important to stay determined in our mission to realise the Sustainable Development Goals and reconnect with nature to create a world that is kinder to every living species, not just human beings.
The Santal women have been preparing masks at their homes. Their family members are using those and homemade masks are being distributed among their neighbours, resulting zero COVID-19 infection in the Santal community
With support from UNDP, the project promotes employment, and most importantly future employability of extremely poor rural women.
The Next Frontier Human Development and the Anthropocene
The stories in this book were collected through a nationwide open call for nominations in June 2020. The stories were selected based on merit, impact and the power to celebrate acts of kindness big and small that tackle the effects of COVID. The COVID heroes are represented as tigers to symbolize the heroism innate in all.
The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is the defining global health crisis of our time. Since its emergence late last year, the virus has spread to every continent except Antarctica.

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