Worldwide, there are an estimated 79.5 million people who have been forcibly displaced from their homes and are living in camps, camp-like settings or informal settlements. These settlements include planned camps put in place by national governments or international agencies; self-settled camps developed by affected populations; transit camps used by people travelling through a country or region, and collective centres where an existing building is repurposed. Populations in camps and camp-like settings can typically be defined as refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), asylum seekers, stateless people, and/or people in refugee-like situations.
Want to learn more about COVID-19 programming in camps and camp-like settings?
- Why are populations in camps and camp-like settings more at risk from COVID-19?
- What actions should be implemented in camps and camp-like settings to reduce transmission of COVID-19?
- How can WASH programmes be adapted to reduce person-to-person transmission in camps or camp-like settings?
- What other COVID-19 preventative actions should be implemented to reduce person-to-person transmission in camps or camp-like settings?
- How can contact exposure and surface transmission be reduced in camps and camp-like settings?
- How can we encourage individuals with COVID-19 symptoms (and their contacts) to self-isolate and seek care as needed?
- What other resources are there on working in camps and camp-like settings?
Author: Lauren D’Mello Guyett
Last update: 11.8.2020