Interview by Sai Nikesh D
Covid-19 crisis has hit every part of the world, disturbing life and living altogether. Governments, NGOs, individuals and more sections of social workers are relentlessly working for public welfare.
In the process, we got in touch with Ms. Srijana Karki, Regional Director of South Asia at World Neighbors (wn.org), to learn the World Neighbors role in fighting the Covid-19 in Nepal and elsewhere.
Here are some excerpts from the interview:
1. NSB: As an organization working in the public domain for years, how do you see the status of human life, globally, in the present-day scenario?
Srijana Karki: This is definitely a time of uncertainty, challenge and confusion as the situation is life threatening and unpredictable. It is difficult for people to adjust to new norms like working from home, lockdowns, keeping physical distance, virtual ways of socializing with family, friends, and virtual meetings. For many, daily sustenance has become a struggle. The nationwide lockdown has had negative impacts on all the sectors.
Given the situation that hardly anyone faced before – I see people around the world are resilient and have not lost hope to get back to normal life.
This is the time of survival for human species no matter how hard it is – the world economy will revive with time. Anywhere in the world, in this pandemic, the most significant thing that I have noticed is how resilient people are – so we should hold on to hope for the better as the pandemic will be over – we just have to stay sensible in the meantime.
2. NSB: How do you the see the impact on Covid-19 on life and living, globally? Any significant stats and figures are really appreciated!