Urban Considerations for World Vision's COVID-19 Response

Urban Considerations for World Vision's response to COVID-19
Tuesday, April 28, 2020

COVID-19 transmission in cities could impact a significant number of people in a very short time span due to the characteristics of urban environments. While population density in cities might be contributing to fast transmission, higher densities could be helpful in fighting the pandemic. What puts cities at higher risk is poverty and marginalization of specific groups and spaces creating hotspots of the pandemic in urban areas.

This document serves to provide specific recommendations to the four strategic objectives of WV’s global response to COVID-19 in urban contexts; keeping in mind that different countries are in different stages of the transmission and while immediate preventative measures are critically needed, it is also important to start considering what needs to be done beyond prevention and response.