GLTN new webpage : Tenure Security and COVID-19 pandemic

le 06/07/2020

The impact of COVID-19 has been felt across the globe in a wide range of countries and very different environments. The pandemic has already affected countries in every region, making this a truly global situation where every country must take steps to prepare and respond.

The pandemic will hit the most vulnerable people the hardest. The economic consequences for those in informal settlements will be long-lasting. As more and more countries suspend daily activities and restrict movement, day labourers and those in informal employment will lose their income. This can result in people being forced to leave their homes due to their inability to pay the rent. Without any social benefits, they will be unable to care for their families.

Since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on 11th March 2020, GLTN partners have been responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with different initiatives around the world.

We are pleased to share with you our new webpage ‘Tenure Security and COVID-19 pandemic‘ dedicated to telling our partners’ stories on what they are doing to alleviate the negative impact of COVID-19 that has been felt across the globe in  different contexts.

We invite all GLTN partners to own this page and contribute updates on what they are doing on COVID-19.

Please contact the GLTN Secretariat on unhabitat-gltn@un.org for submission of these updates.

 

Source : GLTN