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A member of the South African National Defence Force hands out pamphlets informing township residents about COVID-19 in Johannesburg. Kim Ludbrook/EPA-EFE

Can the philosophy of ubuntu help provide a way to face health crises?

Ubuntu provides a language for people to participate in preventive action, even if this involves practices such as lockdowns.
A woman claps above a banner reading “everything will be all right,” in Rome. This phrase has appeared on social media and at balconies and windows across Italy as the country faces coronavirus. (Roberto Monaldo/LaPresse via AP)

What is solidarity? During coronavirus and always, it’s more than ‘we’re all in this together’

The word ‘solidarity’ is echoing around the world in the COVID-19 pandemic. But where does the term come from and what does it really mean?
The Mória refugee camp in Lesbos, Greece. Giulio Piscitelli

How Covid-19 breaks down solidarity with migrants

The health crisis is pushing governments to try to control the movement of people, but migrants continue to arrive in EU reception centres, which are currently experiencing a crisis of tragic proportions.

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