Coronavirus (572) IASC: Interim Guidance on Public Health and Social Measures for COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Operations in Low Capacity and Humanitarian Settings

7 May, 2020

(with thanks to Catherine Kane)

The UN Interagency Steering Committee (IASC) has just approved Interim Guidance on Public Health and Social Measures for COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Operations in Low Capacity and Humanitarian Settings. This is closely aligned with the joint WHO-UNICEF guidance on community based settings [http://www.hifa.org/dgroups-rss/coronavirus-567-who-community-based-heal... and is designed for the humanitarian practitioner audience in situations of fragility, conflict and violence. Specifically, the guidance includes broader contributions from CSO and Red Cross Red Crescent partners.

The Interim Guidance is available on the IASC website at https://interagencystandingcommittee.org/health/interim-guidance-public-...

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