november, 2020

wed11nov16h3017h30Preventing the worst: Supporting vulnerable populations during pandemics16h30 - 17h30 Session theme:Covid-19,Development

Speakers for this event

  • Claire PACCALIN

    Claire PACCALIN

    France Media Monde

    France Media Monde

  • David MILIBAND

    David MILIBAND

    International Rescue Committee

    International Rescue Committee

  • Ingrid-Gabriela HOVEN

    Ingrid-Gabriela HOVEN

    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

  • Nadia MURAD

    Nadia MURAD

    Nadia’s Initiative

    Nadia’s Initiative

  • Peter MAURER

    Peter MAURER

    International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

    International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Description

While the Covid-19 pandemic affected all people, it did not affect them all in the same way. For vulnerable populations such as refugees, those trapped in conflict zones, disaster victims or women in precarious conditions, access to basic health services, adequate shelter, and education infrastructure, which was difficult before the virus, became even harder. Local and international actors have put in place humanitarian aid emergency plans to avoid starvation and prevent the spread of Covid-19 in locations where health systems are ravaged and access to water is limited. This session will explain why actions to save lives and protect dignity that take gender, cultural and geopolitical specificities into account are more necessary than ever.

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