Global Humanitarian Response Plan COVID-19 Progress Report: Fourth Edition, November 2020

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18 Nov 2020
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Multi-sector/cross-sector, Development & humanitarian aid, COVID-19, Epidemics & pandemics, Health, humanitarian action, Poverty

In the eight months since the humanitarian community came together in the COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan (GHRP), the virus has swept across the globe and impacted entire economies and societies. Millions of people have been pushed to the brink of survival. The extent of the effects is still unfolding.

As of 16 November, there were more than 15.7 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in GHRP countries and 518,000 deaths. This represents more than 31 per cent of global cases and more than 41 per cent of global deaths. The number of reported cases and deaths have thankfully been lower than originally feared in many of the countries with humanitarian needs, but it is the secondary impacts that have been – and will continue to be – devastating for many of the people living in these countries.