Since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak, reports from the UNAids country offices in the eastern and southern African region trickle in every day on the loss of livelihoods and the resulting food insecurity and general deprivation in the region, especially among the millions of people who make a living from the informal sector — such as sex workers, informal traders and domestic workers.

This loss of livelihood is not only being experienced by people who reside on the African continent, but also people from the African Diaspora who used to send remittances home to their families and loved ones...

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