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COVID-19 and Conflict Sensitivity

Author: Oxfam Publication Date: April 2020 Summary: Conflict sensitivity is a critical part of Oxfam’s commitment to safe programming, this guide can help staff teams identify and mitigate particular conflict risks as part of the COVID-19 humanitarian response as part of safe programming risk analysis and risk management processes. This guidance needs to be used […]

Toward a Disability-Inclusive COVID19 Response: 10 Recommendations
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April 23, 2020
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Author: International Disability Alliance Publication Date: March 2020 Summary: In the light of the COVID19 pandemic and its disproportionate impact on persons with disabilities, the International Disability Alliance (IDA) has compiled the following list of the main barriers that persons with disabilities face in this emergency situation along with some practical solutions and recommendations. This […]

Gendered Implication of COVID-19 Outbreaks in Development and Humanitarian Settings
April 23, 2020
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Author: CARE Published Date: March 2020 Summary: CARE is deeply concerned about the adverse and disproportionate effects that the COVID-19 pandemic will likely have on women and girls around the world, particularly in the development and humanitarian settings. As the healthcare systems in developed countries are overwhelmed by the spread of novel coronavirus, CARE calls […]

Russia in Review: Kremlin Tests Authoritarian Societal Control Measures During COVID-19 Crisis

Author: Institute of the Study of War; Mason Clark, Aidan Therrien Publication Date: April 2020 Summary: Key Takeaway: Putin’s response to the COVID-19 crisis is focused on shaping reality to conform to his desired narrative. The Kremlin is restricting the free flow of information on COVID-19, jailing doctors, and obfuscating its public infection numbers to […]

Yesterday’s Terrorists Are Today’s Public Health Providers
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April 22, 2020
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Author: Colin P. Clarke Publication Date: April 2020 Summary: The coronavirus pandemic has opened up similar opportunities for a range of terrorists, insurgents, and criminal organizations. Across the world, they are already seeking to acquire political legitimacy through the provision of public health services, especially in countries and regions where the government has been either unwilling […]

Mapping Risk Factors for the Spread of COVID-19 in Africa
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April 22, 2020
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Author: Africa Center for Strategic Studies Publication Date: April 2020 Summary: This analysis provides a review of relative risk factors associated with the novel coronavirus as a means of generating potential insights into the varied and at times overlapping levels of vulnerability faced by each African country. Understanding the relative risks each country faces can better guide […]

Shared Responsibility, Global Solidarity: Responding to the Socio-economic Impacts of COVID-19

Author: United Nations Publication Date: March 2020 Summary: This report is a call to action, for the immediate health response required to suppress transmission of the virus to end the pandemic; and to tackle the many social and economic dimensions of this crisis. It is, above all, a call to focus on people – women, youth, […]

Applying Humanitarian Standards to Fight COVID-19

Author: Sphere Publication Date: March 2020 Summary: Sphere and the Humanitarian Standards Partnership (HSP) contain standards and guidance which define the minimum response all crisis-affected people have the right to expect. They establish what needs to be in place for affected populations to survive and recover with dignity. Sphere standards are directly relevant for a public […]

Coronavirus and Aid: What We’re Watching

Author: The New Humanitarian Publication Date: April 2020 Summary: The New Humanitarian is collecting updates about how the coronavirus is hitting emergency responses in vulnerable communities – from refugee camps and disaster displacement sites, to border crossings and conflict zones. To access this resource, please click here: “Coronavirus and Aid: What We’re Watching“

Human Rights Dimensions of COVID-19 Response

Author: Human Rights Watch Publication Date: March 2020 Summary: This document provides an overview of human rights concerns posed by the coronavirus outbreak, drawing on examples of government responses to date, and recommends ways governments and other actors can respect human rights in their response. To access this resource, please click here: “Human Rights Dimensions of […]

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