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COVID-19 and Resilience-Building in the Lake Chad Basin

Feb 10, 2021

This Situational Brief is the second in a series of four rapid assessment briefs commissioned by the UNDP Regional Stabilization Facility for the Lake Chad Basin (LCB) region. It explores the impact of COVID-19 on resilience-building and socioeconomic recovery in the LCB area. It regards the COVID-19 pandemic as a new crisis, as well as one that adds another layer of complexity to the preexisting multidimensional crises in the LCB region. It uses the United Nations’ definition of resilience as the ability of a system, community or society exposed to risks to resist, absorb, adapt to and recover positively from the effects of the risks efficiently and effectively. It looks at the impact of COVID-19 on four resilience factors, namely social protection programs; religion and social support networks; livelihoods and informal economic activities; and humanitarian assistance services.

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