As part of the Humanity Hub’s first seasonal programming theme, focusing on COVID responses, we will share insights by members of the Humanity Hub community and the Hague Peace & Justice ecosystem. This week, we are spotlighting Upinion’s COVID-19 Community Monitor.
COVID-19 continues to sweep the globe. Aid workers and NGOs worldwide are facing enormous challenges to address the needs of people and communities in crisis.
Weak health systems are getting overburdened; people are in danger of losing their lives; movement is limited or even prohibited, causing people to lose their income; and important interventions are being suspended. On top of this, crises like these have the tendency to exacerbate existing inequality and power dynamics.
Worldwide, organisations are reassessing their existing analyses, strategies, and tactics. Now, more than ever, it is important to consider feedback from affected communities in any response effort in order to provide better and more efficient support.