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COVID-19 emergency response - Asia Pacific Regional situation report #21, 16 November, 2020

Situation Report
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Key Concerns

  • Lack of availability and access to food can negatively affect children’s health and nutrition and also put children under 5 at risk for malnutrition in countries affected by floods and tropical storms.

  • Continuous risk messaging and safe access to clean water and sanitation facilities will prevent communities from furthering the spread of COVID-19 and other infections, including waterborne diseases, during floods.

  • All stakeholders, including humanitarian organisations, donors, and governments, should continue to invest in appropriate disaster risk reduction actions that include pandemic planning so they do not become a health disaster.