Humanitarian access in the time of coronavirus: We adapt, we innovate and we adapt some more
TitleHumanitarian access in the time of coronavirus: We adapt, we innovate and we adapt some more
A community mobilizer raises awareness about COVID-19 in western Côte d’Ivoire.
By Sophie Solomon, Access Adviser at UNOCHA
Accessing vulnerable people who need life-saving assistance following an earthquake, a deadly outbreak, or in the middle of a war zone, is hugely challenging. It is also at the heart of the humanitarian endeavour. Humanitarian organizations negotiate and advocate with all parties to conflict for safe, timely and unhindered access across the world, but the scope and intensity of the access challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic are unprecedented.