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Nigeria:IASC Interim Guidance on COVID-19 for Outbreak Readiness and Response Operations - Camps and Camp-like Settings -19 Mar 2020 [EN]

People affected by humanitarian crises, particularly those displaced and/or living in camps and camp-like settings, are often faced with specific challenges and vulnerabilities that must be taken into consideration when planning for readiness and response operations for the COVID-19 outbreak. They are frequently neglected, stigmatized, and may face difficulties in accessing health services that are otherwise available to the general population. In the context of this Interim Guidance, the people in humanitarian situations affected by this guidance may include internally displaced persons (IDPs), host communities, asylum seekers, refugees and returnees, and migrants when in similar situations. While further adaptations might be needed for some population groups, including those living in slums this interim guidance is issued to assist field staff to immediately respond to urgent needs.

It is of extreme importance from a protection, human-rights and public health perspectives, that people affected by humanitarian crises are included in all COVID-19 outbreak readiness and response strategies, plan and operations. There is a strong public health rationale to extend all measures to everyone, regardless of status and ensuring inclusiveness.

Operacione(s)/Espacio(s) web: 
Federación Internacional de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja
Organización Internacional para las Migraciones
Shelter & DMS/CCCM Sector - Nigeria
Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados
Organización Mundial de la Salud
Fecha de publicación original: 
19 Mar 2020
Tipo de documento: 
Key Messages
Centro de coordinación: 
Adamawa State
Borno State
National Coordination
Yobe State
Nigeria: Complex Emergency - 2014-2021