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UNHCR Protection Note: Impact of COVID-19 on the protection of displaced and stateless populations West and Central Africa

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Document Type: COVID-19
Document Type: English
Published: 23 April 2020 (3 months ago)
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UNHCR Protection Note: Impact of COVID-19 on the protection of displaced and stateless populations West and Central Africa

Document Type: COVID-19
Document Language: English
The COVID-19 pandemic represents an extraordinary and unprecedented emergency for States in West and Central Africa. In response, Governments are taking necessary and legitimate measures to prevent the spread of the virus and to protect populations. These measures are not specific to refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), stateless or returnees and bear a general scope. However, some of these measures may have a disproportionate impact on displaced population due to their specific needs and vulnerabilities. UNHCR is committed to working in close concert with national authorities and other relevant actors to ensure that all COVID-19 related prevention and response initiatives at the national level include persons of concern, while at the same time closely monitoring the application of these measures to ensure that people are not exposed to specific protection risks.

Sectors

  •  Protection

Locations

  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Liberia
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cabo Verde
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guinea
  • Mauritania
  • Mali
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Togo

Population Group

Country Group
Cote d'Ivoire Cote d'Ivoire - Refugees
Mali Mali - Refugees
Nigeria Nigeria - Refugees
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso - Refugees
Niger Niger - Refugees, Niger - Refugees/Migrants
Central African Republic Central African Republic - Refugees
Cameroon Cameroon - Refugees
Chad Chad - Refugees
Guinea Guinea - Refugees
Ghana Ghana - Refugees
Liberia Liberia - Refugees
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone - Refugees
Togo Togo - Refugees
Benin Benin - Refugees
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