March 2022 marked 2 years since the World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 a pandemic. In those 2 years over 6 million lives have been lost and inequality has spiralled. We asked members of the Alliance to share their pandemic realities; stories of how inequality has been experienced and is being fought for us to share with the wider movement.
Wafaa Abdurahman, National Coordinator of Fight Inequality Alliance South Africa gives her view on the national budget that was announced last week. The government has been under growing pressure to introduce a Basic Income Grant to relieve the hardships of huge sections of South Africa’s population.
The Covid-19 pandemic has amplified existing inequalities across the globe, hitting the poorest and most vulnerable communities the hardest. At the same time, the world’s richest have continued to accumulate wealth and power.