In pictures: Covid-19 response

18 Jan 2021

Since the spring of 2020, we have been supporting partners with infrastructure for frontline staff and patients. Last year, we shipped out nearly 3000 units to Covid-19 response programs in 22 countries. Here, they serve as information hubs, quarantine wards, screening centres, triaging units, offices and changing rooms for medical staff.​

We are pleased to be able to support our partners and their staff who dedicate their lives to save others in this pandemic.

ECUADOR: Valeria Inca is an Ecuadorian doctor working in a Refugee Housing Unit (RHU) installed by UNHCR outside the Baños de Agua Santa hospital. She performs triage for around 40 refugee and local patients infected with COVID-19 each day. © UNHCR/Jaime Giménez Sánchez de la Blanca 
COLOMBIA: UNHCR staff assist local partners and the Colombian emergency services to build a medical facility for COVID-19 patients in the grounds of Erasmo Meoz University Hospital in Cúcuta, Colombia. © UNHCR/Fernando Hernandez Parado
BANGLADESH: a HAEFA medical staff member examines a patient in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, home to almost one million refugees from the Rohingya tribe. © HAEFA
JORDAN: UNHCR teams, in cooperation with UNICEF, sterilise shelters at Azraq Camp, home to some 40,000 Syrian refugees. © UNHCR/Mohammad Hawari
PAKISTAN: At UNHCR’s central warehouse in Nowshera, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, workers load a truck to dispatch core relief items in support of the Government of Pakistan’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. © UNHCR/Anjum Pervez
TAJIKISTAN: Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) staff sweep snow around Better Shelters serving as extra hospital infrastructure during the Covid-19 pandemic at a local hospital. © Sayohat Khalilova
SWEDEN: the Red Cross volunteers receive remote assembly training by Better Shelter’s team. The Red Cross use the Better Shelters as Covid-19 information hubs outside hospitals across Sweden. © Swedish Red Cross
SYRIA: Maram Foundation installs a medical centre for Covid-19 patients outside Idlib in northwest Syria. © Maram Foundation