Using Humanitarian Engineering to Solve Social Distancing Barriers in Refugee Humanitarian Interventions: A Cross-Country Comparison of Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan (Conditional)

  • Funded by Department of Health and Social Care / National Institute for Health and Care Research (DHSC-NIHR), Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), Wellcome Trust
  • Total publications:0 publications

Grant number: 51551

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Key facts

  • Disease

    COVID-19
  • Start & end year

    2020
    2020
  • Known Financial Commitments (USD)

    $158,994.66
  • Funder

    Department of Health and Social Care / National Institute for Health and Care Research (DHSC-NIHR), Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), Wellcome Trust
  • Principle Investigator

    Pending
  • Research Location

    United States of America, Americas
  • Lead Research Institution

    Michigan State University
  • Research Category

    Infection prevention and control

  • Research Subcategory

    Restriction measures to prevent secondary transmission in communities

  • Special Interest Tags

    Gender

  • Study Subject

    Non-Clinical

  • Clinical Trial Details

    N/A

  • Broad Policy Alignment

    Pending

  • Age Group

    Unspecified

  • Vulnerable Population

    Internally Displaced and Migrants

  • Occupations of Interest

    Unspecified

Abstract

This study uses qualitative and quantitative methods to explore how humanitarian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in three countries tackle the challenge of limiting infection spread of COVID-19 among refugee populations. Using humanitarian engineering, cross-country comparisons will be used to examine how NGOs are addressing infection risks, with a view to informing best practice guidance for humanitarian interventions. Expected outcomes are better understanding of the challenges that NGOs face in trying to minimize spread of infectious disease while administering humanitarian assistance to refugees during a pandemic, and recommendations for NGOs and government officials for overcoming those challenges.