In addition to the wide range of publications that it drafted in response to the Covid-19, the MHPSS Reference Group identified a gap relating to the resources available to support older adults in the pandemic. It therefore prepared this toolkit, the first global interagency tool developed in the COVID-19 context to support mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of one of the most vulnerable age groups in this pandemic.
The COVID-19 Data Explorer brings together data to show the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic – the virus and its secondary impact – for countries affected by humanitarian or refugee crises. With thanks to the contribution of many IASC partners, the COVID-19 Data Explorer now showcases 50 datasets from more than 25 sources.
"Invest in Us"~Compact Members show strong commitment for the roll out of the new IASC Youth Guidelines
600+ people joined the high-level launch event that took place on 16th February, including many young people and panelists across the UN, civil society, academia, Member States and donors.
Data responsibility is paramount as the humanitarian system collects and shares more data than ever before. Just as the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing humanitarian crises, it has also increased our reliance on digital technologies and timely data.
The Seventh edition of the IASC Newsletter looks at:
Advocacy for COVID-19 Vaccination for the Most Vulnerable
Launch of the 2021 Global Humanitarian Overview
Commitment to the Essentials of Humanitarian Action
Building a Culture of Inclusivity
Calling for Action to Strengthen Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
Overview of All New IASC Guidance and Resources
IASC New Year's Video
IASC latest briefings and Peer-2-Peer webinars
IASC Upcoming Events
“Let’s all be champions of protection and place the rights and dignity of victims and survivors at the heart of our efforts.” — Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA Executive Director.
As of January 2021, UNFPA Executive Director Dr.
We will face many challenges in 2021, but together we can take action to help those who need us most.
Hear from Mr. Mark Lowcock, the Under-Secretary-General of Humanitarian Affairs and IASC Emergency Relief Coordinator, was joined by Mr. David Beasley, Executive Director of WFP, Ms. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of UNFPA, and Ms. Sofia Sprechmann Sineiro, Secretary-General of Care International in the 2021 New Year’s message from the IASC.
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Prompted by the effects of the pandemic, Belgium increased further its flexibility and decided to foster more coordination and collaboration between the Belgian NGOs in the framework of the Covid-19 response.
Before the Covid-19 pandemic, various countries in the Great Lakes, Sahel and Middle East regions were already confronting multiple and protracted risks and crises, deepened by the impact of climate change. Covid-19 exacerbated existing vulnerabilities, and new challenges have been emerging.