Brazil and the Southern Cone: Report on the ICRC's response to COVID-19 in June and July
Humanitarian aid services have not stopped after five months since the beginning of the pandemic. The regional delegation to Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay continues to carry out its mission in a neutral, impartial and independent manner. Some of our principal activities include supporting the prison systems in the five countries, the National Societies in the region and relatives of missing persons and migrants.
We are also promoting a targeted application of the Safer Access methodology, including self-protection strategies for essential public service workers who are on the front lines during this humanitarian crisis, and created the "Value the Essential" campaign in order to raise awareness about the vulnerability of these professionals.