This is not a series of incidental disasters, but the result of structural problems related to capitalist expansion, climate change and recurring global epidemics
Coping with the economic fallout of COVID-19 in upland Java
Some rural villages have escaped the virus so far, but downturns in tourism and market demand for produce may yet exacerbate already challenging economic conditions.
COVID-19 mitigation measures compound an economic crisis in Sumba
Infection rates appear low in NTT, but the economic impacts of the pandemic combined with poor harvest yield are potentially devastating.