Forbes: Mental Health Issues Skyrocket As Pandemic Wears On
The CARE humanitarian organization recently issued a report focusing on women’s mental health, reporting that women were nearly three times more likely than men (27% vs. 10%) to report their mental health had been impacted by the pandemic, citing issues such as skyrocketing unpaid care burdens and worries about livelihoods, food, and health care. Women were also nearly twice as likely as men to report having trouble accessing health services, including access to maternal, sexual, and reproductive health. The report also noted a global rise in exposure to gender-based violence, with part of that due to COVID-19 lockdowns.
The effects of the coronavirus pandemic for Venezuelan migrants in the region has been devastating. Many who left their troubled homeland now feel that they have nowhere to go, and face hostility both at home and abroad.