Recovery, Renewal, Resilience

Lessons for Resilience

Consider how to work effectively in deprived areas to foster equitable response and recovery
Vulnerable people

Lockdowns and COVID-19 have exacerbated inequalities in the most deprived areas. Many responses assume people have adequate living space, access to affordable basic services, and social safety nets. However, many lack adequate resources to survive lockdowns without defying COVID-19 restrictions e.g. leaving the house to work. Consider working with civil society, government, and charities to:

  • Provide support for informal sector providers and workers to encourage tenure security schemes that can offer benefits to informal workers such as more secure housing, and increased legitimacy to work or trade. This may help reduce unauthorised working and living conditions that may increase transmission of COVID-19
  • Regular situation monitoring of deprived areas to track key concerns relating to working and living conditions that can inform COVID-19 responses and transmission mitigation. Use online surveys completed by the community or local organisations that know the population
  • Creating or maintaining effective use of public spaces for to provide COVID safe community care to reduce isolation, counter misinformation and collect reliable data on COVID-19 impacts
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