3 May 2020

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The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was first reported in Wuhan, China in late 2019, and within five months, it has affected 213 countries, areas or territories. As of 16 April 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported 1,918,138 confirmed cases, and 123,126 confirmed casualties worldwide (WHO, 2020). 

WHO declared the outbreak of COVID-19 as a public health emergency of international concern on 30 January 2020. It is now a global health crisis and most of infected countries are following social distancing, travel restriction and strict lockdown policy as prevention measures.

ADRRN members have been working hard to support people in need at this difficult time and have taken local initiatives to provide health and livelihood support to respective communities. This situation survey documents local initiatives and action taken by ADRRN member organizations in the region in supporting their local and national government to cope with this pandemic outbreak.

Click here to read the report.


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Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network is a network consists of 52 national and international NGOs from more than 20 countries across the Asia-Pacific region. With a strong footprint in the region, the network members are constantly engaged with local communities strengthening their ability to combat disasters, providing humanitarian aid like food, water, shelter and health care, protecting critical facilities like schools and hospitals, creating awareness, advocating for policy changes and improving the capacity of community based organizations.

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