Key considerations: COVID-19 in informal urban settlements


This latest report, from UK think tank the IDS looks at how to protect informal urban settlements from the spread of Covid-19.

This brief sets out key considerations for protecting informal urban settlements from the spread and impacts of COVID-19. There is heightened concern about these settings because of the combination of population density and limited infrastructure. This briefing discusses what is known about vulnerabilities and how to support local action. It can be viewed in conjunction with the Science in Humanitarian Action Platform (SSHAP) briefings on quarantine and social media. You can also read this brief in French, Spanish and Portuguese. This brief was developed for SSHAP by the Institute of Development Studies.

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