Mr. Mark Lowcock, the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) and Chair of the IASC, convened an ad hoc IASC Principals meeting to discuss the COVID-19 response, including an update on the health situation, resource mobilization, and efforts to strengthen logistics, medevac and duty of care.
Frequently Asked Questions on inter‐agency PSEA: IOM’s lessons learned from PSEA implementation
in‐country (hereafter: FAQs on inter‐agency PSEA) stems from IOM’s experience in rolling out the 2016
IASC PSEA toolkit as tasked by the IASC Principals, and ongoing dedicated support to collective incountry
PSEA programs. The FAQs capture the recurring challenges brought to the Global IOM interagency
PSEA Project team by in‐country practitioners. IOM’s goal in collecting these FAQs is to support
On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organisation classified COVID-19 as a pandemic.1 Disease outbreaks affect women, girls, men, boys, and persons of all genders differently, to say nothing of the wide variety of at-risk and marginalised groups. The compounding complexities of development and humanitarian contexts can have disproportionate effects on women and girls, as well as those at-risk and vulnerable groups. CARE International identified the need to highlight the gender and intersectional impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.