Impact of-COVID-19 - global pandemic on the Arab region
Date: 26 March, 2020
 
What was supposed to be a decade of accelerated action and delivery for sustainable
development was disrupted by a global health threat. Instead, the decade has now
changed to one of urgent action for saving lives and repairing livelihoods.
The full impact of the COVID19- is yet to be felt and will persist for years to come.
In the meanwhile, the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
assessed the impact of the pandemic on the Arab region, and the following
presents some preliminary findings.