and Lake Chad area, climate change harming vital food supply chains, and now the pandemic.
Measures to prevent the spread of the virus among displaced populations have been swiftly adopted, yet aid organisations say those measures have also increased hunger, as distributing support has become a greater challenge.
The economic pressures – particularly on the millions working in informal economies, earning daily wages – have diminished the capacity for governments to lock down cities without rapidly impoverishing large populations.
“Governments are having to put in place certain measures, lockdowns, restricted movements etc, which are making an already bad situation in some areas, in some contexts, worse,” Nikoi said.
A competitive global market for test kits, favouring higher prices and bulk purchases, significantly disadvantaged many African countries.