Countering Mistrust in Times of Corona - an interview with Liberia’s CSPPS Member Platform for Dialogue and Peace
Discussing COVID-19 in a setting of conflict, corruption and inequality, the Secretariat of the Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS) spoke at length with James Shilue, Deputy Focal Point of the CSPPS Country Team and Executive Director of the Platform for Dialogue and Peace in Liberia for the second article in this series.
The Ebola epidemic is still very much engraved in the minds of the Liberian population, similarly to the country case of our first article, Sierra Leone. At the moment, COVID-19 cases are rising rapidly in Liberia and the death toll (4 out of 31 cases confirmed) is as disproportionate when compared to the global average.
The threat of COVID-19 stirs a fragile society that still has not managed to recover from its fourteen-year civil war, which ended in 2003. Another outbreak could not only decimate the population, but also set back the country’s development, economically as well as socially, for several decades. Fear and uncertainty, once again, dominate the mood of the nation.
Read here the second article "Countering Mistrust in Times of Corona" from the series CSPPS and COVID-19 Coordinated Response to Support Local Action.