The COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately affecting vulnerable populations around the world. The consequences of the pandemic on conflict-affected states are so powerful that United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for a global ceasefire to stop violent conflict in support of the fight against novel coronavirus.

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