COVID-19: Working with and for young people

Publication Date: May 2020
Author: UNFPA and IFRC

Download

This guidance note is meant to assist humanitarian actors, youth-led organizations, and young people themselves across sectors, working at local, country, regional, and global levels in their response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. It begins diagnostically, exploring the impacts of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on young people. It then proposes a series of actions that practitioners and young people can take to ensure that COVID-19 preparedness, response plans and actions, are youth-inclusive and youth-focused – with and for young people. Recommendations are structured around the five key actions of the Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action: services, participation, capacity, resources, and data. Where available, the recommended actions are accompanied by resources and concrete examples, which can inform approaches and support implementation.
The Compact will iteratively update this document as the pandemic unfolds in the coming weeks and months.

Related content

News
Health workers, already stretched to the limit by five years of grinding conflict, are sounding the alarm that the pandemic could spell catastrophe for the country.
Resources

At the country, regional and global levels, UNFPA is coordinating efforts to reduce the spread and negative impacts of COVID-19 with government, UN, NGO and private sector partners. UNFPA is working closely with partners through country offices, 6 Regional Offices and HQ. ...

Resources
As of 8 May 2020, Syria reported a total of 47 confirmed COVID-19 cases: 15 active, 29 recovered and 3 registered deaths.

Pages