The COVID-19 Global HRP is a joint effort by members of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), including UN, other international organizations and NGOs with a humanitarian mandate, to analyse and respond to the direct public health and indirect immediate humanitarian consequences of the pandemic, particularly on people in countries already facing other crises.
It aggregates relevant COVID-19 appeals and inputs from WFP, WHO, IOM, UNDP, UNFPA, UN-Habitat, UNHCR, UNICEF and NGOs, and it complements other plans developed by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
The Global HRP is articulated around three strategic priorities. Several specific objectives are linked to each priority, detailing the outcomes that the Plan aims to achieve. They are underpinned by a series of enabling factors and conditions.
- Contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and decrease morbidity and mortality.
- Decrease the deterioration of human assets and rights, social cohesion and livelihoods.
- Protect, assist and advocate for refugees, internally displaced people, migrants and host communities particularly vulnerable to the pandemic.