Social Science in Humanitarian Action

Key Considerations: COVID-19 in Informal Urban Settlements

This brief sets out key considerations for protecting informal urban settlements from the spread and impacts of COVID-19.

There is heightened concern about these settings because of the combination of population density and limited infrastructure. This briefing discusses what is known about vulnerabilities and how to support local action. It can be viewed in conjunction with the Science in Humanitarian Action Platform (SSHAP) briefings on quarantine and social media.

Source: Key Considerations: COVID-19 in Informal Urban Settlements