South East Asia

From vulnerable workers in Thailand and the economic struggle in Indonesia to public health in the Philippines – reports from South East Asia

26.06.2020 | COVID-19 on South East Asia | Coronabrief

A wake-up call to cooperation in Myanmar?

The coronavirus pandemic is uncovering the possible downfalls of Myanmar’s co-dependent development model. In a post-COVID world, the Southeast Asian...


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09.06.2020 | COVID-19 on South East Asia | Coronabrief

For low-income Malaysia, a lifeline amidst a crisis?

The struggles faced by low-income Malaysia have long been clear. The COVID-19 crisis offers a lifeline: it has firmly brought into mainstream thought...


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01.06.2020 | COVID-19 on South East Asia | Coronabrief

Managing a triple crisis in Malaysia

Ever since the first case of COVID-19 emerged on 25 January, Malaysia has been battling not one, not two, but three crises. Firstly, the public health...


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25.05.2020 | COVID-19 on South East Asia | Coronabrief

Life after the lockdown: Vietnam’s COVID-19 success story

The remarkable success in keeping the number of coronavirus infections low and deaths at zero allows Vietnam to gradually reopen its economy. Life is...


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12.05.2020 | COVID-19 on South East Asia | Coronabrief

Philippines: COVID-19 crisis creates opportunity for basic income

With millions of workers in lockdown, the Philippine government has initiated several cash assistance programs to save both the lives and livelihoods...


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04.05.2020 | COVID-19 on South East Asia | Coronabrief

Migrant workers struggling under lockdown in Thailand

Across Thailand, millions of migrant workers are struggling due to the lockdown, unable to get home, and often without any work. The government has...


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28.04.2020 | COVID-19 on South East Asia | Coronabrief

Indonesia: A late shift in re-balancing economic and health priorities

The most populous country in South-East Asia was initially slow to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the government has stepped up travel...


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23.04.2020 | COVID-19 on South East Asia | Coronabrief

Thailand: Helping the most vulnerable workers

For millions of Thai workers, the lost income due to the COVID-19 response is fast becoming a more pressing daily concern than social distancing....


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07.04.2020 | COVID-19 on South East Asia | Coronabrief

Philippines: COVID-19 as a public health crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates the long-standing symptoms of a weak and inequitable public health system in the Philippines. A densely populated...


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