What are we doing right now?

We’re scaling up our work to keep refugees and internally displaced people safe by responding to the coronavirus with life-saving support, including water, medical care and hygiene materials.

We’re helping to monitor the spread of the outbreak and taking action to limit infections.

Wherever possible, we’re boosting public health and hygiene in areas hosting displaced people, including airlifting emergency supplies and establishing isolation units.

We’re supporting communication efforts through community networks and offering guidance and information on prevention measures, such as handwashing, social distancing, isolation from infected people and where to access health-care services.

We are also distributing shelter material and core relief items and are expanding cash assistance to help mitigate the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

We’re trying to ensure that the rights and protection of forcibly displaced people are respected, including the right to seek asylum despite border closures.

And we’re working with partners on the ground to offer psychosocial counselling as well as measurements to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence.

To learn more, click here to visit UNHCR’s global pages.

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