COVID19 30 April 2020 Outgoing UN housing expert on how government policy has left societies vulnerable to Covid-19 Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up The failure of governments to implement a right to housing has left societies "exposed" to pandemics such as the coronavirus crisis, outgoing UN special rapporteur Leilani Farha has said. In an interview with New Statesman special projects writer Samir Jeraj, Farha says stay-at-home orders have exposed just how poor housing is for millions of people around the world. Read the full interview here. › National service is mainly considered a great idea by those who will never have to do it Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!