Pandemics – like COVID-19 – create a global health and human rights crisis that require a collective humanitarian response with protection at the centre. This requires a continuous analysis of the risks people face, and the commitment of all humanitarian actors to address those risks. It also implies incorporating protection principles and promoting meaningful access, safety and dignity into the humanitarian response.
The Global Protection Cluster (GPC) and its field operations work closely with partners and governments to ensure the inclusion of those in need of protection as a result of conflict, disasters and climate change in national and local pandemic preparedness, prevention and response activities.
Access and Humanitarian Protection: Lessons from restricted operational contexts and their application to the COVID-19 operational environment
- Wed, 04/22/2020 - 14:00