International aid in the Covid era: the need for transparency

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Humanitarian Practice Network
andere Autoren: 
Françoise Duroch
date: 
11/06/2020
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2020
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Humanitarian Practice Network Blog

The scale and spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, combined with the large number of deaths it has caused, have created a toxic mix of rumour and innuendo – further complicating aid operations that already face significant obstacles in delivering vital humanitarian assistance. At a time when medical personnel have been both applauded and subjected to hostility as potential vectors of the virus, aid staff face real security risks – risks that their organisations are obliged to take seriously.