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The COVID-19 pandemic triggered unprecedented measures by governments around the world to fight the outbreak. Evidence from prior outbreaks shows that crisis could exact a massive toll on women and girls, and that already existing inequalities and discrimination of marginalized groups such as persons with disabilities and those in extreme poverty, can worsen.

UNFPA was on the ground, reaching out to the most vulnerable older people in Serbia and ensuring that women, youth and older people across the country get solid information, support and services they need.