In light of the pandemic of COVID-19, the ICRC Regional Delegation adapted its modus operandi by incorporating new activities into its neutral, impartial and independent humanitarian work in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.
We work with authorities, partners and affected populations to prevent and mitigate the effects of the pandemic. Our main activities include supporting the region´s prisons, National Societies, and migrants (through communication services that enable them to get in touch with their families). We also promote the adapted application of Safer Access methodology, which includes self-protection measures for key workers who are on the front line during this humanitarian crisis.
For more, please read the full report on the responses from March to May 2020, attached below.