Many humanitarian emergencies result in large-scale displacement, whether short-term or over many years. Although they should be seen as a last resort, camps and other communal settlements are often at the center of humanitarian response, as that is where those with the greatest needs are concentrated. Given this central focus for humanitarian action, what kind of benchmarks and standards can those managing camps and camp-like settings use as a reference point in their work?
The Global Health, Shelter, Protection, Camp Management and Camp Coordination Clusters are inviting you to a webinar (via WebEx) on Approaches to isolation, quarantine and prevention measures such as shielding of vulnerable individuals in a Humanitarian Setting: Practices and considerations in a COVID-19 context
Time and date: Friday, 01 May 2020, 15:30 – 17:00 (Geneva)
As the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, the risk this presents to populations living in camps and camp-like settings is most pressing, especially as recommended mitigation measures seem an impossibility in many such settings. With this in mind, the Global CCCM Cluster, has been hosting a series of webinars on “CCCM in COVID-19" every Tuesday throughout the month of April. Jointly organised by the working groups under the Global CCCM Cluster, this provides an opportunity to share operational examples and exchange on best practices for adaptation in order to ensure
Following several enquiries received over the past few days regarding the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 30 January 2020, we would like to stress that the development of contingency plans is and remains under the lead of governments, supported by WHO and other health partners with the relevant technical expertise.
The results of the online survey and request for comments related to the CM Standards have just been released in a final report by the International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP).
The report summarizes the results of the online survey and captured comments that participants had on the draft document.