The Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies has been at the forefront of the COVID-19 response and, as such, has been committed to support the first responders by adapting global guidance to specific contexts such as armed conflicts, refugee and displaced population camps, urban settlements and prisons. All the tools developed are evidence-based and peer reviewed by key experts. This is our responsibility to make sure that all the tools developed during the COVID-19 pandemic are open access and contribute to an effective response.

Responding to COVID-19: Guidance for humanitarian agencies

28 April, 2020 – How should humanitarian organisations prepare and respond to COVID-19 in humanitarian settings in low- and middle-income countries? 

Launched by ALNAP, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Centre for Education & Research in Humanitarian Action, this Rapid Learning Review outlines 14 actions, insights and ideas for humanitarian actors to consider in their COVID-19 responses. It summarises and synthesises the best available knowledge and guidance for developing a health response to COVID-19 in low- and middle-income settings as at April 2020

The initiative which is supported by the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock, will be updated throughout 2020 to reflect emerging knowledge and evidence on the most effective approaches to respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic.You will find the full details at:

COVID-19 Assessment for Primary Health Care facilities

This peer-reviewed assessment tool, led by Prof. Karl Blanchet and Dr Sara Nam, Options Consultancy Services, is designed to measure the preparedness and availability of resources for COVID-19 infections in primary healthcare settings in resource-limited settings. Dr Elliot Rogers, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), developed the analysis tool.

Data Collection Tool 

Data Collection Guidelines 

Data Analysis Tool

COVID-19 Secondary Care Hospital Preparedness Checklist

This peer-reviewed assessment tool, led by Dr Sharif Ismael, LSHTM, Prof. Karl Blanchet and Dr Sara Nam, Options Consultancy Services, is designed to measure the level of readiness for COVID-19 infections in secondary hospitals in resource-limited settings.

Data Collection Tool