Exploring the fault lines of a global pandemic

A dashboard of tools, resources, ideas and stories during Covid-19, updated weekly.

Updated: July 21, 2021

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Young people from 18 countries in 6 continents react to the initial ‘wave’ of the coronavirus. A video series produced by Connor Kirwan and Toni Pyke.

Generation Lockdown in 2 minutes: Thailand

Generation Lockdown in 2 minutes: Thailand

Generation Lockdown in 2 minutes: Uganda, Italy & Australia

Generation Lockdown in 2 minutes: Brazil & Norway

Generation Lockdown in 2 minutes: India & Spain

Generation Lockdown in 2 minutes: El Salvador & Cambodia

Generation Lockdown in 2 minutes: Ethiopia & UK

Our Features

‘Too slow, stagnant and reversing’: 15 graphics from 2 key reports on global food security

As World Food Day 2021 approaches, two flagship reports present report cards on the last 12 months. Among the annual challenges of improving data collection to track and measure hunger, the COVID-19 pandemic has trampled on decades of incremental progress.

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Are greed and capitalism the reason for successful vaccines?

Is corporate greed the reason for Covid-19 vaccine success through pharmaceutical companies rather than public funding? A fact check by Aoife Mc Donald


Butterflies for Bealtaine

A public project that invited the public to consider how a cocoon becomes a butterfly, creating art that expressed their hopes for the future of the world as we emerge from isolation under a global pandemic

Factsheet: Violence against women and the ‘Shadow Pandemic’

What’s the ‘Shadow Pandemic’? Has there really been a global surge in gender-based violence against women and girls?

Has only 1% of the 1.3 billion vaccines injected globally been administered in Africa?

What is vaccine inequality all about? ‘What The Fact?’ investigates.


Prison-like conditions? Seeking asylum in India and Ireland

The system for asylum seeker accommodation in Ireland has been described as inhuman, degrading and illegal by human rights groups and critics. Navika Mehta reviews ‘Direct Provision’s legacy and compares it with a similar model that has appeared in India.


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Five issues the US President needs to take action on - Caoimhe de Barra

No election in the world attracts as much global attention as the race for the Whitehouse. That is because no political office in the world has as much global reach as that of the US President. (via Trócaire)

Covid-19 has revealed a pre-existing pandemic of poverty that benefits the rich

The World Bank’s flawed and misunderstood poverty benchmark has led to a deceptively positive picture and dangerous complacency. By outgoing UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston (via The Guardian)

COVID-19 and Development Education

A range of perspectives to inform practice and provoke debate, following a public call for submissions (via The Centre for Global Education, Belfast)

Small Changes

A podcast series of one-on-one interviews with people who've seen a problem in the world and set out to change it. By The Guardian

Change the World

Young people across Ireland share their thoughts on the Sustainable Development Goals and how we can achieve them. By National Youth Council of Ireland and

Will Black women decide the next US president?

The Take. An AJ+ podcast presented by Imaeyen Ibanga