The Gendered Impact of COVID-19 among Ugandan and Kenyan Refugees

written by On November 2, 2020

By Grace Ndirangu and Pearl Karuhanga Atuhaire

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, which is the highest-level classification the organization can give when a virus causes sustained community-level outbreaks across countries and regions.1 The declaration set in motion national preparedness plans, including efforts to identify cases as efficiently as possible and minimize serious illness and deaths with proper treatment. COVID-19 has also created many socioeconomic challenges, including increased violence against women and girls.

 

The Gendered Impact of COVID-19 among Ugandan and Kenyan Refugees

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