UN-Habitat is carrying out immediate action in poor and densely populated areas, particularly informal settlements, in 64 countries to protect people against COVID-19 and the effects of the pandemic. It is working with its wide network on partners to implement the USD 72 million Response Plan to improve affordable access to water and sanitation, raise awareness and support initiatives to prevent homelessness and provide livelihoods.
|Response Areas||Africa (20 countries)||Arab States (11 countries)||Asia Pacific (17 countries)||Latin America (16 countries)||Global Programmes||Total (64 countries)|
|1. Innovative community driven solutions||25,890,000||16,160,000||9,000,000||700,000||51,750,000|
|2. Urban data, mapping and knowledge||910,000||1,090,000||910,000||890,000||2,200,000||6,000,000|
|3. Mitigating economic impact and initiate recovery||6,500,000||300,000||480,000||6,740,000||230,000||14,250,000|
|Total needs for 2020||33,300,000||17,550,000||10,390,000||8,330,000||2,430,000||72,000,000|
UN-Habitat COVID-19 Response
The continuing spread of the COVID-19 crisis threatens the most vulnerable in cities and communities, particularly the one billion people living in slums and informal settlements. Therefore UN-Habitat is launching an urgent COVID-19 Response Plan for 64 countries focusing on immediate action in poor and densely populated areas.