Common operational challenges
The humanitarian response urgently requires more funding to sustain and scale up implemented activities; many partners highlight critical funding gaps even to strengthen the response to COVID-19.
Humanitarian organizations must adapt their response to the pandemic context to minimize the risk of contagion, especially for staff on the front lines of the response.
Logistics challenges such as delays in the import of some supplies, transportation availability and fuel shortages have increased due to movement constraints throughout the country.
The magnitude of the needs requires a humanitarian response with greater operational capacity, including more operational space for national and international NGOs with experience in health emergencies and in line with humanitarian principles.