Countering Stigmatization in the Humanitarian Response to COVID-19
Stigma related to mental health and COVID-19 can exacerbate pre-existing conditions or lead to new mental health and psycho-social problems for individuals, families, and communities.
Many humanitarian crises affect people who are traveling or who are displaced and already experiencing significant stigmatization from the host communities where they reside. Host communities have often accused displaced populations of bringing crime and disease, leaving them isolated and more vulnerable to mental health and psycho-social problems. This can exacerbate negative perceptions of—and violence against—those who have or are believed to carry the virus.
This report highlights key findings and recommendations outlined in a webinar and roundtable event hosted by the InterAction Protection Working Group in July 2020.
- How to Support Displaced Populations' Mental Health during Lockdown
- COVID-19 Exposes the Harsh Realities of Gender Inequality in Slums
- Basic Psychosocial Skills: A Guide for COVID-19 Responders
- Compassion in a Time of COVID-19
- Tackling COVID-19 Fear and Stigma
- Stigma during the COVID-19 pandemic
- A Guide to WHO’s Guidance on COVID-19
- Actions to Support Media, Enhance Access to Information, and Leverage Digital Technologies in the Fight Against the Pandemic
- Local Media and Community Engagement in Humanitarian Settings
- Integrating Gender into the COVID-19 Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) Response
October 13, 2020