Coronavirus emergency appeal UNHCR’s preparedness and response plan (REVISED)
In light of the unprecedented impact that the COVID-19 outbreak is having across operations worldwide, UNHCR is revising its initial requirements of $33 million and is appealing for an additional $222 million, bringing revised requirements to $255 million to urgently support preparedness and response in situations of forced displacement over the next nine months. COVID-19 is first and foremost a public health crisis, and within that crisis refugee and other forcibly displaced populations are at greater risk as the pandemic evolves. UNHCR is focusing on protecting all forcibly displaced populations, prioritizing situations and contexts—formal and informal—with large populations of refugees, IDPs, stateless persons and other people of concern to ensure that health and WASH systems and services are shored up, reinforced and quickly adapted.
Key wordsasylum seekers / coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) / forced migration / human rights / internally displaced persons / refugee health / refugees