2020 has been a year of difficulty and hardship for people all over the world.
It began with disastrous bushfires in Australia, soon followed by the global Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic which has continued to rage on. This was followed with natural and man-made disasters in several parts of the world and made this year one to forget.
The coronavirus pandemic had a heavy and sustained impact on the lives of people all over the world. Nations went under lockdown, towns and cities were quarantined, healthcare systems struggled, places of worship were closed, jobs were lost as companies closed down, families and friends were kept apart to slow the spread of the disease.
Severe flooding in Africa and Asia, fires in Australia, cyclones in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, along with significant earthquakes in Turkey and Central Asia, the oil spill in Mauritius, and the explosion in Beirut further compounded the misery millions of people were already facing.