COVID-19 pandemicis the most devastating global health crisis of our time. As the virus spreads, its social toll is aecting the most vulnerable people. The way such crises are managed, it can leave many more people behind, if the dynamics of social disparities are not taken into account.
The spread of the virus in Albania and the restrictive measures to contain it, like in most countries world-wide, has put a spotlight on the economic and social inequalities that places the economic brunt of the crises over the most vulnerable communities. In Albania, the Swiss Government-supported UN Joint Programme ‘Leave No One Behind’ (LNB) is working closely with Government of Albania and UN partner agencies to identify areas of emergency support, aiming to reduce the impact on the poorest and other vulnerable groups.