CCCM partners in Somalia play a critical role in administering site-‐level coordination which feeds up to the national level. As a result, it is imperative that CCCM partners are equipped with guidance in order to continue site-‐level activities supporting displaced with the ongoing COVID ‐- 19 pandemic. The objective of this document is to provide recommendations for activities and practices that CCCM partners should be engaged in as part of an overall response to the COVID ‐- 19 outbreak and redirect their approaches and support activities in situations of restricted access to operating locations.
What Partners can do right now
Ensure that field staff are fully informed of the virus, hand washing and social distancing practices; interaction and discussion with those living and working in the camps, contacts of focal persons with regards to questions, the national protocols as well as specific referrals pathways. Particular care should be exercised with messaging to ensure that COVID-‐19 does not lead to exclusions of the most vulnerable or stigmatization of individuals or marginalized groups. As camp management operations involve direct engagement with IDPs and local communities, it is vital that partners take all precautions possible to ensure that staff do not increase risks of transmissions and exposure to the virus. In locations that report active community transmission, ensure that if staff feel unwell should stay home. Staff who have fever, cough and difficulty breathing should be advised to seek immediate medical attention. See below some important links for information with “additional key messages and IEC information will be provided to partners on a rolling basis”.
WHO’S COVID-‐ 19 page: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Sphere Standards related to COVID-‐19: https://spherestandards.org/coronavirus/
Risk Communication and Community Engagement Action Plan guidance (16 Mar): https://www.who.int/publications-detail/risk-communication-and-community-engagement-(rcce)-action-plan-guidance
WHO IEC Material on COVID-‐19 for beneficiaries