Covid response leaving people with disabilities behind  

Posted on 29 September 2021

Statistics of people with disabilities in terms of Covid deaths or cases are absent in most countries, for example in Bangladesh where there are already over 1.5 million confirmed cases of Covid and 27,000 deaths. Covid has increased the risk that many people, including those with disabilities, will fall into extreme poverty and hunger. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres explained that ‘the Covid pandemic is intensifying inequalities experienced by the world’s one billion people with disabilities’.