Urban poor communities including the homeless, residents of informal settlements, residents at risk of being evicted, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), undocumented persons, low-income renters, as well as homeowners are perhaps at greatest risk from both COVID-19 and the response interventions to it. In this note, we focus on two key actions as critical to protect

UN-Habitat COVID-19 IEC Materials

1) Covid-19 – Family Awareness and Preparedness (Pamphlet)_(Download PDF File)      2) Covid-19 – How To Make Mask (Pamphlet)_(Download PDF File)      3) Covid-19 – Prevention (Pamphlet)_(Download PDF File)      4) Covid-19 – Working in Wet Market (Pamphlet)_(Download PDF File)      5) Covid-19 – Hand Washing (Poster)_(Download PDF File) 6) Covid-19 – Prevention (Poster)_(Download PDF

UN-Habitat Rapid Assessment of Informal Settlements in Yangon

Approximately 400,000 residents of informal settlements in Yangon find themselves at the forefront of the battle against COVID-19. While it is urgent that Myanmar takes action to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in informal settlements, these efforts are likely to be stymied by a lack of data on the unfolding situation on the ground. This

UN-Habitat COVID-19 Discussion Paper on Policy Options for Myanmar

The impact of COVID-19 is being most devastatingly felt in the world’s urban areas- among the 210 countries affected by COVID-19, 95 per cent of all cases are in urban areas. As states around the world instruct households to stay at home and practice physical distancing, realizing the right to adequate housing is now a

Nairobi, Kenya 23 April 2020 – The continuing spread of the COVID-19 crisis threatens the most vulnerable in cities and communities, particularly the one billion people living in slums and informal settlements, including refugees, internally displaced people and migrants. To address the crisis, UN-Habitat is launching an urgent COVID-19 Response Plan for 64 countries focusing

UN-Habitat COVID-19 Response Plan

UN-Habitat is responding to a growing volume of requests from both national and local governments to help them prepare for, prevent, respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Building on more than 40 years of urban experience, much of it in humanitarian situations, we are focusing on the city-level response to the crisis. We

UN-Habitat’s COVID-19 Policy and Programme Framework provides guidance for global, regional and country-level action. The framework is a key instrument to focus and scale UN-Habitat’s contribution to the overall response led by national and local governments, UN agencies and local partners. The framework will be updated as required by changing context and acquired learning or