Funded project

Refugees around the world facing the emergency of COVID - 19


Refugees are at the same risk of contracting and transmitting the virus as local populations. To effectively combat this public health emergency, everyone (including refugees and internally displaced persons) must be able to access health services on an equal basis with the rest of the population.

Funded thanks to:
  • Donors
  • Total raised
    • Sprinter clients 3.500€
  • Direct beneficiaries 1.000

    Those people who have naturally benefited from the project's interventions.

  • Indirect beneficiaries 2.000

    Those identifiable people who will potentially recieve an effect from the project's activities.



  • Materials 2.000€
  • Staff 1.500€
  • Total 3.500€


UNHCR's main objective in response to COVID-19 is to ensure that all virus prevention and control measures adopted in each country take into account the rights and needs of refugees and host communities. UNHCR is working to ensure that health, water and sanitation systems and services are rapidly strengthened and adapted to the emergency, focusing on the protection of all forcibly displaced populations, and more specifically, in countries hosting large populations of refugees, with densely populated settlements and weaker health systems.

UNHCR continues to provide humanitarian assistance to millions of refugees and displaced persons living in a double emergency situation, protecting and covering the basic needs of millions of families. In order to alleviate the effects of the coronavirus crisis on the refugee population, and especially on children in more difficult circumstances, UNHCR is acting to increase prevention and provide an effective response to the virus.


  • Access to water, sanitation and hygiene: Improve the supply of water, sanitation and soap, as well as carry out community outreach activities on adequate hygiene practices and social distancing.
  • Access to health: Support countries in the surveillance of possible infections in health centers, providing personal protective equipment for health workers and providing medical supplies and equipment, increasing stocks of pain relievers, intravenous materials and medicines for reduce fever and pain. Provide training to staff and assess needs for medical equipment. Prepare isolation, referral and ambulance transportation facilities. Improve sanitary facilities to reduce congestion in existing centers and build isolation and case management facilities that can be identified.
  • Increase in supplies and stock: Provide refugee camps with dry food, nutritional treatments and basic emergency items such as blankets, mats, kitchen sets and other basic items, to avoid shortages in the fields of essential items.
  • Provision of effective aid: cover their basic needs so that refugee families can cope with the crisis, while promoting local consumption, serving as an economic stimulus to the affected areas.
  • Access to information: creating prevention and awareness materials in multiple formats, in the appropriate languages, and taking into account the needs of people who cannot read, actively communicating with refugee communities through radio, help lines, speakers in the fields and community outreach and community health workers.

Who will benefit?

Thousands of refugees and displaced people worldwide. Families who have been forced to leave their homes and are experiencing a double emergency.

Project objectives

  • Prevent infections in refugee camps and host communities.
  • Mitigate the effects of the pandemic on the lives of families.
  • Respond to the appearance of a possible outbreak in the fields.


UNHCR/ACNUR fully complies with the 9 Principles of Transparency and Good Practices analyzed by the Lealtad Foundation

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