National Theme: Rebuilding Better: Resilient Institutions Key to Covid-19 Recovery.
The COVID 19 Pandemic has affected everyone but disproportionately. The Pandemic exposed the ugly fault lines within our societies and thus reinforced the importance of strong public health services to deliver equitable healthcare. Inequality, marginalization, poverty and other human rights barriers to healthcare dictate who gets infected and who dies and have a devastating impact on vulnerable communities. Limited information on the pandemic and how it evolves among refugee communities in appropriate languages and a weakened legal framework where abuse and discrimination against such vulnerable communities go unpunished is more of condemning marginalized communities to become easy victims of a virus.