Many middle-income countries are grappling with an unsustainable debt burden as a result of the pandemic. However, there is still no global answer to their crisis situation. Now the UN chief is also calling for extensive measures.
The COVID-19 crisis has come at the worst possible time for humanity. The poorest countries were already struggling to meet their development goals in the face of cyclones, wildfires, and droughts, and the world now has only a decade left to slow down increases in global temperature and sea levels before they become catastrophic, and invest in climate-resilient development.