Vulnerabilities Created and Exacerbated by the COVID-19 Pandemic
Last meeting: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
As part of this study, the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development is collecting information about vulnerabilities created and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in fragile, conflict or crisis situations. The Committee is examining interventions by the Canadian government, the international community and specific countries in these contexts, and it is considering preventive measures for any future pandemics. The study is divided in four sections, as follows:
Interventions in response to humanitarian needs created and exacerbated by the pandemic;
Effects of the pandemic on children who are living in conflict or crisis situations or who have been displaced;
Effects of the pandemic on respect for international human rights in fragile, conflict or crisis situations; and
Financing for development and debt relief in a pandemic context.