When the COVID-19 crisis began last year, many expats ran back to their home countries, leaving local aid providers taking all the risks at the front lines. Despite this, the voices of local actors are still not afforded enough respect.
When migrant workers can’t get vaccinated, they don’t get hired. It’s one more way that the COVID-19 crisis is driving poor people deeper into poverty, and one more reason to quickly ramp up access to vaccines in countries that are struggling to turn the tide on the pandemic.
Now is the time to incentivize a transition to sustainable energy sources and invest in resilient economies.