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COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor – 30 June 2021

During the COVID-19 crisis ACCORD's analysis is focused on the impact of the pandemic on conflict and resilience in Africa.

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ACCORD COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor
References: AfricaCDC, ACLED and African Arguments

This week’s issue of the Monitor features a piece from the African Centre on Migration and Society based at the University of Witswatersrand. This article reflects on the impact of COVID-19 on marginalised populations which include migrants, refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced people (IDPs), who have been some of the worst affected during the pandemic.

Still focussing on the impact of the pandemic in Africa, ACCORD’s Marisha Ramdeen discusses the responses of some African states to the third wave of COVID-19 amidst the rollout of vaccines. 

We then zoom in on the current COVID-19 situation in Mozambique in a piece from José Berlimo. Staying with Mozambique, Dr Dimpho Deleglise reflects on the Extraordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) held in Mozambique on June 23, 2021. In this piece, Dr Deleglise outlines the issues and options for the SADC Standby Force mission in Mozambique.

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Managing Editor: COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor
Managing Editor: COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor
Chief Editor: COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor​
© UNICEF Ethiopia/2021/Zerihun Sewunet
© UNICEF Ethiopia/2021/Zerihun Sewunet

The spread of COVID-19 throughout Africa has not only generated health emergencies across the continent but has also had devastating impacts on local and national economies, lives and livelihoods. Inevitably, marginalised populations such as migrants, refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced people (IDPs) have been some of the worst affected, including increased risk for their health, wellbeing and protection. 

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Photo by PHILL MAGAKOE/AFP via Getty Images

Almost a year and a half later, the coronavirus pandemic continues to exacerbate pre-existing socio-economic and political challenges in Africa. At the onset of the third wave in June, and where most developed countries responded with vigorous vaccination drives, the fate of African populations and their livelihoods remain uncertain and under severe pressure. This article reflects on the way in which countries are responding to the third wave amidst the rollout of vaccines. 

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Photo by ALFREDO ZUNIGA/AFP via Getty Images
Trust between Citizens & Institutions

Third wave of COVID-19 calls for tighter measures

  • José Belmiro

The President of the Republic of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi, addressed the nation last Thursday, 24 June, announcing the introduction of tighter measures as part of efforts to contain the rapid spread of COVID-19.

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Photo: GCIS
Cross-border / Inter-State tensions

Issues and Options for the SADC Standby Force mission in Mozambique

  • Dimpho Deleglise

At the Extraordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) held in Mozambique on June 23, 2021, the regional body endorsed a decision to deploy a SADC Standby Force mission to the Republic of Mozambique, by October this year. 

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