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Of peacekeepers and pandemics

Jean-Pierre Lacroix|- No one, no community, no country, is immune from this deadly pandemic. This is a crisis of global dimensions, with devastating human, social and economic impacts as we have seen from what is already happening around the globe. As the head of U.N. Peacekeeping, I am particularly concerned about those areas where COVID-19 will intersect with armed conflict. People in already fragile political environments, where individuals are living in conflict-affected or post conflict societies with little to no infrastructure or social and sanitary safety nets, are especially at risk
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