Pandemic Risks Creating New Conflicts Around The World: UN Chief

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The coronavirus could make current conflicts even worse, AntonioGuterres warns

Ban criticized the UN Security Council for wasting valuable months “in arguments over the details of the text” and not adopting a resolution until July 1 demanding an “immediate cessation of hostilities” in key conflicts including Syria, Yemen, Libya, South Sudan and Congo to tackle COVID-19.

“The impact of COVID-19 on conflict-affected settings has been much worse than initially thought,” said Ban, who is a co-chair of the group of prominent world leaders founded by Nelson Mandela known as The Elders. He also warned that the economic impacts of the pandemic “will be both long-lasting and severe, with ripple effects for many fragile and conflict-affected states.”

“The perception that authorities are mishandling the crisis, or not being transparent or favouring political allies, can lead to public disillusion in government and its institutions,” he said.

 

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antonioguterres No greedy men in grabbler suits from the UN are providing the conflict blaming the Rona H oax !

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