With this blog post, we want to give people from around the world and from different backgrounds the opportunity to tell their personal stories in times of the Corona pandemic. Today with a short story from the Kyrgyz lake area of Yssykköl. Kyrgyzstan has many social orphans, children who have been abandoned by their families because extreme poverty makes it impossible for them to care for their children. There are organizations that work on behalf of these children and their families. An employee of one of these organizations describes a precarious situation in which a woman was forced to give up her child but could not do so because of the exit restrictions. This tragic report can be heard here:
Because the Corona pandemic has now reached all the countries of the world and is impacting the lives of the majority of the world’s population, we, two students of Cusanus University, are interested in learning about people in other places of the world beyond what the media has covered. The aim is to enter into a socially relevant dialogue at the interface between academic scholarship and society, and to authentically provide different perspectives. With this goal in mind, we want to ask people from different regions of the world to offer their own interpretations, their own narratives of the current situation. The blog posts are displayed in alphabetical order of regions, countries and cities. Note: The information provided here represents the individual opinions and individual experiences of those persons interviewed.