Knowledge and protection concerns around Covid-19 in informal tented settlements in the Bekaa, Lebanon

Published 31. Mar 2020
NRC Lebanon is responding to the threat of Covid-19 by ensuring the continuity of critical activities, including water, hygiene and shelter support and through addressing protection concerns of the most vulnerable displaced persons. In an effort to tailor ongoing and future programming to best meet emerging needs linked to Covid-19, NRC conducted informant interviews in informal tented settlements. Questions revolved around perceptions, concerns and priorities linked to Covid-19.

On 8 December 2019, Covid-19 was identified as a new disease caused by a novel coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). The virus was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei province in China. On 21 February, the first Covid-19 case in Lebanon was confirmed and at the time of writing (22 March), there are 248 officially confirmed cases.

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