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Adelaide M. Lusambili; Michela Martini; Faiza Abdirahman (et al.)
Ameena Goga; Linda Gail Bekker; Philippe Van de Perre
Somaya H. Malkawi; Khader Almhdawi; Alaa F. Jaber (et al.)
Hernán López-Morales; Macarena Verónica Del Valle; Lorena Canet-Juric
Flavia Bustreo; Mario Merialdi; Rachael Hinton (et al.)
Currently, as COVID-19 spreads across the world, an unprecedented 76.7 million people are living as refugees, or have been displaced inside their countries. Some 131 of the countries affected by COVID-19 have sizeable refugee populations and more than 80% of refugees are hosted in low- and middle-income countries including Uganda, Sudan, Pakistan and Turkey, with health systems that are ill-equipped to manage significant outbreaks. Refugee and IDP camps are mostly chronically overcrowded and measures to avoid community transmission of the virus, such as physical distancing and frequent handwashing, are difficult to implement. The absence of basic amenities, such as clean running water and soap, insufficient medical personnel, and poor access to health information, let alone access to masks, will make avoiding infection virtually impossible. Also, in many host countries, refugees’ entitlement to healthcare and social protection systems are restricted or non-existent, which increases their vulnerability even further.
Heidi Preis; Brittain Mahaffey; Cassandra Heiselman (et al.)
Paweł Stanicki; Julita Szarpak; Małgorzata Wieteska
Sheikh Shoib; S. M. Yasir Arafat; Waleed Ahmad
Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are the first line of defence against COVID-19. It’s widely recognised that access to clean, running water and soap for handwashing is a critical need that must be met in our global response to the pandemic, however there are other essential aspects of WASH that should not be forgotten at this time. On any single day during this health emergency, 800 million diverse women and girls are menstruating and grappling with the unique challenges of doing so in a global pandemic. This report looks at how the current implications of COVID-19 is exacerbating key challenges for people who menstruate around the world and provides recommendations on how to include menstrual hygiene management (MHM) within a COVID-19 response.
Everjoy Mahuku; Kalkidan Lakew Yihun; Karl Deering (et al.)
Women and men, girls and boys, urban and rural populations in East, Central and Southern Africa are being impacted by the
COVID-19 pandemic. Immediate impacts at the time of this research center around reduced income and
access to basic needs due to government lockdowns, changing gender roles in households, and increased
gender-based violence. The COVID-19 pandemic in East, Central and Southern Africa is currently exacerbating socio-economic
issues, with women bearing the largest burden of caring for their families while also seeking to lead
communities in prevention and adaptation. Gender-based inequality is extensive in the region.
Women are at a higher risk for exposure to infection
due to the fact that they are often the primary caregivers
in the family and constitute most of frontline healthcare
responders. Women and girls are at increased risk of violence
during the COVID-19 period. Further, women are more likely to lose income as many
are in the informal sector.
UNICEF Innocenti's Children and COVID-19 Library is a database collecting research from around the world on COVID-19 and its impacts on children and adolescents.
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