Apr 14, 2021
There’s a lack of data around COVID-19 in humanitarian settings and refugee camps so it’s difficult to know how people there have fared in the pandemic. Paul Spiegel, director of the Center for Humanitarian Health, talks with Stephanie Desmon about the data vacuum and the importance of vaccinating all who are at high risk of severe COVID. They also discuss how humanitarian assistance has fared since the pandemic cut off many aid zones from international funds and resources, leaving local and national NGOs to fill the gap.
KEYWORDS: vaccine distribution; international health; healthcare infrastructure