Global Humanitarian Response Plan: COVID-19
Sustainable Development Goals: 3, 16
- SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-Being
- SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
The COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan is the international community’s primary fundraising vehicle to do that. This update of the Plan is based on extensive in-country consultations and reflects real-time needs. It brings together appeals from the WHO and other UN humanitarian agencies. Non-governmental organizations and NGO consortia, often the frontline responders have been instrumental in helping shape the plan and can access funding through it.
The Plan prioritizes the needs of the the most vulnerable including older people, people with disabilities, and women and girls. Given that the pandemic has already heightened existing levels of discrimination, inequality and gender-based violence, the Plan includes specific metrics to ensure that the vulnerabilities of these groups are addressed. This plan also includes programmes that respond to the projected rapid growth in food insecurity.
This pandemic is unlike anything we have dealt with in our lifetime. This is not business as usual. Extraordinary measures are needed.