High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection Challenges: Protection and Resilience during Pandemics
The measures taken to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic have significant consequences for the protection, health, socio-economic welfare and resilience of forcibly displaced and stateless people and their host communities. They have also affected opportunities to identify solutions. Actions that States and other actors are taking now could shape how international protection will look in future pandemics.
Many States and other actors have developed new and innovative approaches to ensure protection and address the impacts both in the emergency response and for the medium and longer term. This Dialogue identifies such promising practices and shares lessons learned in the pandemic to promote protection, access to services and resilience outcomes for refugees and people who are internally displaced or stateless and their host communities.
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