UN in Indonesia Newsletter March 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc, presenting a tsunami of suffering to our world. One full year into the pandemic – we finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. COVAX —the global vaccine equity mechanism — has started delivery around the world, including to Indonesia earlier this month. The United Nations will continue mobilising support to recover better, and to put a special focus on the needs of those who have borne the burden of this crisis on so many levels – or ‘double burden’ of economic losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic like recently experienced by communities recently hit by natural disasters.
Together with our partners and change-makers, we empower vulnerable groups to recover better. We empower migrants with peer-to-peer support in spreading fact-based information on COVID-19; we support the government’s disability empowerment program on raising awareness of sexual violence and HIV vulnerability among youth with disabilities – among others.