Pandemic remains a struggle in countries where Unbound works
Several months into the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the story around the world is one of both hope and concern. In some countries, life is starting to return to normal while, in others, the situation is more dire than at any time since the pandemic began.
According to the Our World in Data Project at the University of Oxford, nearly 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered worldwide as of June 1. Not surprisingly, the highest percentage of those have been in wealthier nations. That’s in stark contrast to the nations where Unbound works. With the exception of Chile, none has a vaccination rate higher than 13%, with half reporting 1% or less of the population vaccinated. Cases are on the rise in many places.
Here’s a look at three of the hardest hit nations within the Unbound community.