Pastoralists are not static to change. But are responding to emergencies with the rest of the world.Pastoral women video on COVID 19 in Karamoja — Arid Landscape Initiative ALIN Africa
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease of humans caused by a coronavirus newly discovered in 2019 – SARS-CoV-2. COVID-19 has been declared a global pandemic and continues to spread around the world including Africa, where the number of cases is steadily increasing. As of 2nd November 2020, there have been 46,403,652 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 1,198,569 deaths. Overall in Africa so far there are; 1,328,278 cases confirmed and the death toll stands at 30,000 as of November 2020 according to the WHO, CDC 2020 and Africa CDC report.
In Uganda as per the WHO november 2020 report, 12791 cases were confirmed, with deaths standing at 114 standing at 0.98% of all cases in the continent and this rate is anticipated to increase. This growing rate in the cases plus uncertainty of when and whether this will end has left quite a number of ugandans discombobulated. The struggle for how to cope with the virus given the unpredictability of the situation triggers questions of how the various sectors and groups in the country and beyond are dealing with the new normal especially given the fact that the impact by far across all sectors is ground breaking and has left many devastated. More details coming..