Accountability to refugees during the COVID-19 pandemic: exploring the humanitarian response in Uganda and Bangladesh

Accountability to refugees during the COVID-19 pandemic: exploring the humanitarian response in Uganda and Bangladesh
Date
1 December 2021, 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Type
Seminar
Venue
Other
Description

Accountability to refugees during the COVID-19 pandemic: exploring the humanitarian response in Uganda and Bangladesh

Dr Sarah Singer and Dr Diana Martin, Refugee Law Initiative, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Wednesday 1st December, 1-2pm UK time


As COVID-19 swept across the globe in 2020, humanitarian organisations had to quickly change their ways of working with and serving refugee populations while ensuring their programming remained relevant and effective. Under the auspices of the RECAP project, the Refugee Law Initiative (University of London) collaborated with the International Rescue Committee and Save the Children to assess the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the humanitarian response and accountability to refugee populations in Uganda and Bangladesh. These case studies provide a timely insight into how these organisations’ communication and accountability strategies have adapted to the challenges posed by the pandemic in markedly different contexts. The webinar discusses the different approaches these organisations have adopted to keep serving affected populations within the restrictions imposed by lockdown regulations and new health risks, to protect their beneficiaries and reach the most vulnerable.


Zoom details:

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/99332256705 

Meeting ID: 993 3225 6705


Contact

Refugee Law Initiative
rli@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8668