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Inter-Agency Guidance on COVID-19: Working with and for young people

This guidance note is meant to assist humanitarian actors, youth-led
organizations, and young people themselves across sectors, working
at local, country, regional, and global levels in their response to the
novel coronavirus pandemic. It begins diagnostically, exploring the
impacts of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on young people. It then
proposes a series of actions that practitioners and young people can
take to ensure that COVID-19 preparedness, response plans and
actions, are youth-inclusive and youth-focused – with and for young
people. Recommendations are structured around the five key actions
of the Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action: services,
participation, capacity, resources, and data. Where available, the
recommended actions are accompanied by resources and concrete
examples, which can inform approaches and support implementation.
The Compact will iteratively update this document as the pandemic
unfolds in the coming weeks and months.


The Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action

Area of Work

Adolescent Development and Participation


Technical Notes or Guidelines



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