Resources on COVID-19 in fragile situations and conflict affected areas

Online Platforms and Knowledge Hubs

Alliance for Peacebuilding COVID-19 Resources: This website lists COVID-19 resources from different organizations.

Private Sector Development and COVID-19: The Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) knowledge portal compiles ideas and information on how donor and development agencies can adjust their private sector development (PSD) interventions to mitigate social and economic impacts of COVID-19, and to stimulate economic recovery as well as resilience to future outbreak

Covid-19, Crises, and Fragility: States of Fragility platform, hosted by the Crises & Fragility team in the Global Partnerships & Policies Division of the Development Cooperation Directorate (DCD) provides key resources and analysis on Covid-19 and fragile contexts.

Prioritizing Peace During the Pandemic: United States Institute of Peace (USIP) platform shares news, webinars and other content about making peace possible amid the new reality of COVID-19.

Conflict and Covid-19 Resource Hub: Political Settlements Research Programme website curates blogs and resources addressing the COVID-19 pandemic from the perspective of conflict-affected areas.

CSPPS’ article series on the impact of COVID-19 on peace and conflict in local settingsCivil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS) articles focus on the wider implications COVID-19 may have on the (in)stability of already fragile nations, providing the perspective of local civil society organisations working towards peacebuilding and statebuilding.

Protection and COVID-19: The Global Protection Cluster (GPC) page has been established to share protection-related information and resources on COVID-19, including examples of operational tools produced by field clusters, which will be updated as they become available.

Global Pandemic - Coronavirus and Global Disorder: The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace website provides analysis on the political, economic, and geostrategic effects of the global pandemic.

The Peace Corner Podcast series: Young people at UNOY Peacebuilders, CSPPS, +Peace and GPPAC lead the fourth season of this podcast series, which focuses on the challenges and opportunities that peacebuilders worldwide are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UNHCR emergency updates on COVID-19: This website provides reference documents, global/regional/country updates, thematic information and other useful resources on the impact of COVID-19 on refugees and other forcibly displaced people. 

Ceasefires in a Time of Covid-19: a collaborative project between the Political Settlements Research Programme (PSRP), the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), the Center for Security Studies (CSS) at ETH Zurich, Conciliation Resources, Mediateur (European Forum for International Mediation and Dialogue) and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). It allows users to explore the impact of Covid-19 on conflicts and their respective peace processes, and those interested in health interventions to understand when ceasefires have been put in place.

COVID-19 Violence Tracker: To better understand and predict the threat of COVID-related violence, PeaceTech Lab is collecting, mapping, and analyzing the threats and harm being inflicted. The project is made possible by the help of its partners Hogan Lovells, Mapbox, and Vizonomy.


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