Covid-19 Technical Resources

12 May 2020

This page contains guidance developed by Concern's technical staff and Advisers and is intended to be used by Concern staff and the broader NGO community to assist in dealing with the challenges posed by Covid-19 in development and emergency programming. The resources here will be updated as new information becomes available.

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Extremely Poor People Will Go Hungry As Covid-19 Response Measures Hit

Concern outlines measures to support extremely poor people who will be unable to cope with extreme Covid-19 measures and for whom hunger is the greatest concern.

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Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM)

This guide is designed to assist Concern's health and nutrition staff responsible for the management and coordination of Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) operations to adapt and modify programme modalities in the context of Covid-19. The guide attempts to provide practical steps based on the current international guidelines and recommendations to ensure essential treatment services for acute malnutrition continue as much as possible while minimising the risk of Covid-19 transmission.

The primary focus of this guide is the management of the outpatient component of CMAM. It focuses on health facility level decisions and planning and has a stronger focus on severe acute malnutrition (SAM). The recommendations must be adapted to each context. This guide can also help to build the capacity of the Ministry of Health (MoH) staff and/or to help them develop guidelines of their own if they do not yet exist.

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Equality programming

Like all crises, the Covid-19 outbreak is likely to affect people differently based on their sex, age, disability and other factors. Marginalised groups such as women, elderly, adolescents, youth, children, persons with disabilities, refugees, migrants and minorities become even more vulnerable during emergencies. Emergencies have a tendency to exacerbate existing gender inequalities, and the incidence of sexual and gender-based violence (GBV) and violence against women and children is likely to increase. At a minimum gender, age and disability sensitive programming must be integrated throughout every sector response.

This document outlines cross-sectoral gender, age and disability programming guidance.

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Livelihoods

Volunteers of Bidyanondo are packing food supplies to ensure twenty thousand people’s food every day during lockdown in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2020. Photo: Mohammad Rakibul Hasan / Concern Worldwide.
Volunteers of Bidyanondo are packing food supplies to ensure twenty thousand people’s food every day during lockdown in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2020. Photo: Mohammad Rakibul Hasan / Concern Worldwide.

Whilst Covid-19 is a health pandemic, the virus, and measures designed to reduce its transmission, are already having an effect on people’s ability to make a living and will have significant and lasting socio-economic impacts. Across Concerns programmes, we implement many different types of activities that are designed to support individuals and communities meet their basic needs, build human capital, make and sustain a living. This document, which draws on internal experience and global literature, is intended to provide colleagues with guidance on how to adapt livelihoods programmes in the face of the Covid-19 health pandemic. It considers both the immediate response (saving lives and safeguarding livelihoods) as well as starting to look at livelihood recovery.

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