Brief Gender Responsive Prevention and Management of COVID-19 in WCAR

Authors/editor(s): UN Women RO

The coronavirus pandemic (also known as COVID-19) has now spread to all the 25 countries in West and Central Africa (WCA). This rapid evolution of COVID-19 in Africa is deeply worrisome. The coronavirus is a threat to the world and to all countries of our region, many of whom just recovered from the Ebola pandemic (such as Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone and Liberia). The region was already fragilized by conflict, violent extremism, and a very alarming humanitarian situation. The pandemic risks to be graver in refugee camps and IDPs camps in conflict or post- conflict areas.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Africa

Subject area(s): COVID-19; Gender equality and women’s empowerment

Resource type: Briefs

UN Women office involved in publication: West and Central Africa Regional Office

Publication year: 2020

Number of pages: 13

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)