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Protection and Human Rights Considerations - COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation on 11 March 2020 after the virus had spread to at least 114 countries infecting more than 118,000 individuals, and leading to at least 4,290 reported deaths. COVID-19 will impact each country differently, depending on local health infrastructure, the severity of the spread of the virus, the country’s political, economic and social context, as well as the country’s level of preparedness.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Organization(s): 
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Cluster(s)/Sector(s): 
Original Publication Date: 
30 Mar 2020
Document type: 
Guidelines
Location(s): 
South Sudan
Theme(s): 
COVID-19