IASC In-Focus The IASC In-Focus highlights critical areas of work being prioritized by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC). Image COVID-19 The IASC is taking collective action in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Image Emergency Response: IASC Humanitarian System-Wide Scale-Up Activations In the event of major sudden-onset crises and/or substantial deterioration of a given humanitarian situation, an IASC Scale-Up activation can be triggered. Image Protection The IASC is committed to prioritizing protection and contributing to collective protection outcomes. Image Strengthening Accountability to Affected People (AAP) The IASC is prioritizing measures to ensure that it fully listens, engages with and responds to the expressed needs of communities affected by crisis. Image Localization The IASC is taking positive steps to strengthen the role of local actors. Image Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) The IASC is committed to protecting affected populations from sexual exploitation and abuse within all humanitarian response operations. Image Racism and Racial Discrimination The IASC affirms zero tolerance to racism and racial discrimination. Image Humanitarian Planning IASC partners engage in a series of coordinated actions to prepare, manage and deliver effective humanitarian responses. Image Humanitarian-Development Collaboration The IASC focuses on operationalizing humanitarian-development collaboration with linkages to peace to reduce needs, risks and vulnerabilities and strengthen diverse partnerships. Image Support to Humanitarian Leadership The IASC invests in empowered and principled leadership by Humanitarian Coordinators to strengthen the effectiveness of humanitarian operations.