UN-Habitat’s key messages on COVID-19 and housing

As COVID-19 spreads around the world, billions of people have been told to stay at home. However, this simple preventative public health measure is impossible for people who live in homelessness, or in unsafe or overcrowded housing

UN-Habitat’s key messages on COVID-19 and housing

UN-Habitat COVID-19 Key Messages on Informal Settlements

One billion people live in informal settlements and slums worldwide.  It is critical that they are given support to stay healthy given the challenges of practicing basic measures to protect themselves against COVID-19 such as handwashing and physical distancing and to prepare for any outbreak. Download the key messages below.

UN-Habitat COVID-19 Key Messages on Informal Settlements

UN-Habitat COVID-19 Response

1. Guidance/normative work

UN-Habitat COVID-19 Policy and Programmatic Framework

2. Country level response

World Health Organization COVID-19 Tracker