COVID-19 beyond health insecurity: Human security perspective in understanding the multidimensional impacts of the pandemic
Organiser(s): Lisette Robles

The narrative of 2020 is layered by the myriad of challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The strain to every health system, and the consequential food insecurity, poverty, threats to peace and the environment, affirm that the spread of the novel coronavirus is not only a health crisis but a human security concern. This pandemic created overlapping and cascading complex insecurities affecting people disproportionately and indiscriminately. While the pandemic inarguably heightened people’s insecurities, it is evident that marginalized and vulnerable groups have been coping with these pre-pandemic challenges. Countries have been experiencing scarcity in the food supply, coping with stagnant economic progress, and even displacements induced by conflict and/or natural hazards way bef ..
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