Pacific Protection Cluster: COVID-19 Outbreak Protection Brief

Effective humanitarian response cannot be achieved without understanding and responding to the specific needs, priorities, and capacities of diverse women, girls, men and boys and at-risk groups including persons with disability, gender and sexual minorities, people living in poverty. The pre-existing and intersecting inequalities can exacerbate in a crisis situation in the context of COVID-19 epidemic, and response agencies need to ensure protection to improve safety, well-being and dignity for affected populations. It is also crucial to recognize the capacity of affected population in understanding the information and carrying out their role to respond to and effectively participate through the various measures in place to combat the outbreak.