The Red Cross said on Monday that the epidemic, which has killed millions of people and brought the world economy to its knees, has had a particularly devastating socio-economic impact on women and immigrants.
In a new report, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) warns of the disproportionate secondary impact of Govt-19 on already vulnerable groups.
The epidemic has resulted in many job losses, so the revenue, the company says, is based on data collected by its 192 national agencies.
The report says the crisis has exacerbated food insecurity and reduced access to education and support services for people facing violence, while at the same time increasing mental health problems.
“Our research shows that we have long suspected and feared that the devastating side effects of this epidemic would damage the social fabric and would be felt for decades, if not decades,” said IFRC President Francesco Rocca.
“Already vulnerable people are being pushed a little further to the edge of the valley due to conflicts, climate change and poverty,” he told a news conference.
Women are particularly vulnerable to job losses as they often work in sectors with strict health restrictions such as the informal economy and tourism.
The report also points out that locks have caused more social isolation for women, making them more susceptible to domestic violence.
For example, he cites the case of the Philippines, where the UN estimates that by 2020 an additional 114,000 women will be victims of physical and sexual violence as a result of isolated activities.
Immigrants, refugees and internally displaced persons are among those affected unequally by the epidemic, the report said.
The IFRC survey of national communities shows that being from an immigrant background is the second largest impact in terms of the socio-economic impact of the epidemic after being homeless.
The main consequence is job loss, which is a bad event for migrants and migrants because they often do not have access to security systems placed by countries, the report points out.