COVID-19 Emergency Response


HANDS Wash them often 1
ELBOW Cough into it 2
FACE Don't touch it 3
SPACE Keep safe distance 4
HOME Stay if you can 5
There’s currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

You can protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others if you:

  • Do Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub
  • Avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell
  • Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell
  • Don't Touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean

PIC: Key Messages and Actions for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in health centers

PIC: Reaching out to IDP Communities through Nutrition and practice of proper hygiene (COVID -19 Outreach)

PIC: Distribution of healthy meals to IDP communities in Nigeria

PIC: COVID-19 activities supported by the TY Danjuma Foundation

At the time of writing, many priority countries are working on or just issuing their revised plans for the COVID-19 response. Funding requirements have not yet been estimated for a number of countries. For this reason, individual country requirements will be provided in the next update of the Global Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP).

Our News Updates

Follow us on Instagram @ freeheartsafrica

Purpose and scope

The COVID-19 Global HRP is a joint effort by members of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), including UN, other international organizations and NGOs with a humanitarian mandate, to analyse and respond to the direct public health and indirect immediate humanitarian consequences of the pandemic, particularly on people in countries already facing other crises.

It aggregates relevant COVID-19 appeals and inputs from WFP, WHO, IOM, UNDP, UNFPA, UN-Habitat, UNHCR, UNICEF and NGOs, and it complements other plans developed by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

NGOs and NGO consortiums have been instrumental in helping shape the plan and conveying local actors’ perspectives, and they will play a direct role in service delivery. NGOs will be able to access funding mobilized in the framework of this plan and related country plans through partner arrangements with UN agencies, through pooled funding mechanisms, including Country-Based Pooled Funds, and through direct donor funding.

This ensures complementarity, synergy, gaps and needs identification, and a coordinated response. The Global HRP also complements and supports existing government responses and national coordination mechanisms, with due consideration paid to the respect for humanitarian principles.

The Global HRP identifies the most affected and vulnerable population groups in priority countries, including countries with an ongoing Humanitarian Response Plan, Refugee Response Plan or multi-country/subregional response plan, as well as countries that have requested international assistance, such as Iran. Updates to existing country plans should be initiated to ensure that humanitarian organizations are prepared and able to meet the additional humanitarian needs occasioned by the pandemic. Further updates to these plans will likely be necessary if a major outbreak occurs. In other countries, a humanitarian response plan/Flash Appeal should be considered if they are unable to cope with the emergency.

To Global Humanitarian Response Plan COVID-19 click: HERE

PIC: Preventing Global Food Security Crisis under COVID-19 in northern Nigeria IDP Camps