Trocaire Capacity Statement - Responding to Covid 19

The Covid-19 pandemic is a public health crisis unlike any other in the modern era. Global confirmed cases now exceed 3.5m, with over 245,000 deaths and 213 countries affected worldwide1. Many countries, especially low-income, fragile or conflict-affected countries, are experiencing devastating public health impacts, associated gendered socio-economic impacts and the prospect of a slow and difficult global economic recovery. A recovery which will cause severe hardship on the poorest part of the world’s population.