The scale and impact of Covid-19 in this region will require a comprehensive and coordinated response that addresses immediate needs, but also considers systemic problems and develops resilience for future crises.
While the full impact of Covid-19 on the countries of East Africa is still unknown, the negative effects on societies and economies is already being felt. Most governments in the region have acted fast and proactively to limit the spread of the virus, and the numbers of confirmed cases remains relatively low compared to many other regions of the world. Donors and aid agencies have re-focused funding and programmes, and modified their ways of working so as to plan, prevent and mitigate the impact of the virus.
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