Urge the UN to ban the use of violence in developing countries for Covid-19 restrictions.

Urge the UN to ban the use of violence in developing countries for Covid-19 restrictions.

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Aissa Toure started this petition to International Monetary Fund and

In response to the Corona virus pandemic, developing countries are imposing a strict lock down as a public health measure without securing people’s basic day to day necessities such as food, drink and medicine. However, for this drastic action to be effective in prevention to the transmission of Covid-19, Governments have to both provide and deliver vital support in a timely and transparent manner especially for vulnerable citizens, with the aid of the UN, World Bank and IMF.

Furthermore, we are witnessing an alarming rise in the number of human rights violations by law enforcement and security agencies in the name of the “Lock down.” This act of cruelty is primarily targeted at the poor and vulnerable who are accused of ‘breaking the rules’. From what I believe starvation, petty crime, various forms of abuse, exploitation, and death not related to the current pandemic are eminent, which will lead to a far greater crisis than the actual risk of catching or dying from the pandemic.

For many African countries where 90% of the population rely on their day by day work, this means increased economic hardship for the poor and their families. This is why we are urging international bodies such as IMF, World Bank and Human Rights agencies to act immediately on behalf of the poor. They should do this by guaranteeing the basic needs of their citizens first otherwise frustration, physical violence and hunger will kill 5 times more than Covid-19! 

We are also asking for Law enforcement agencies and security forces to respect the human rights and dignity of all citizens, and to refrain from any act of violence against them.
We need with your signatures to urge the UN, the IMF and the Human Rights Watch to act NOW before it’s too late!

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