Economic Stimulus is Not Enough: The poor and the vulnerable in Africa Need Relief

In the wake of COVID-19, something must be done, else people in Africa will fall back into poverty and many people in Africa will fall into destitution. These are not normal times. What is needed now is not just stimulus for the markets to function as usual. The support that vulnerable Africans and those at the verge of falling into poverty need during the pandemic is to help them get through an inevitable recession and not to avoid one. Therefore, governments need to support people to be able to meet their basic needs while they shelter in place and wait for economy to get back on its feet when this is over. Read more…