How should humanitarian organisations prepare and respond to COVID-19 in humanitarian settings in low- and middle-income countries?
ALNAP, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH) worked together to produce a new paper outlining 14 actions, insights and ideas for humanitarian actors to consider in their COVID-19 responses.
Responding to COVID-19: Guidance for humanitarian agencies summarises the best available knowledge and guidance for developing a health response to COVID-19 in low- and middle-income settings as of April 2020.
The paper, which includes a foreword by the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock, will be updated throughout 2020 to reflect emerging knowledge and evidence on the most effective approaches.
Please join us to discuss and reflect upon the paper’s actions and the challenges and opportunities different humanitarian actors are facing when putting them into practice.
- Alice Obrecht – Head of Research and Impact, ALNAP
- Linda Doull – Global Health Cluster Coordinator
- Iman Khalil – Health Coordinator, Lebanon Office, International Medical Corps (IMC)
Neha Singh – co-author of the review and Co-Director of the Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
(Additional panellists to be confirmed)