The COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve rapidly and UN-Habitat is working on a daily basis to support its staff and partners, while also leveraging its knowledge to help cities and human settlements on the front lines manage the health, social, and economic impacts of the pandemic.
The world’s great cities are now on the front line of the fight against COVID-19 with daily reported cases and death tolls rising. Ultimately, how urban areas respond to the pandemic will be critical to halt the pandemic. UN-Habitat’s focus is supporting the city-level response by extending our work in informal settlements and slums. These underserved neighbourhoods are where communities are most at risk due to overcrowding and lack of basic services and medical facilities. We are working with our network of partners, communities, mayors, governors and slum-dwellers to find innovative ways to support their efforts.
From this link you can download the key messages from UN-Habitat in the face of the COVID 19 pandemic and its recommendations for both cities and informal settlements in several languages.