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Programme Information: Intro

The programme is mitigating the health and socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the IGAD region through coordinated, comprehensive actions in 45 cross-border sites in 7 countries.


The implementation is focused on critical cross border areas and aims to enhance IGAD’s coordination capacity, increase access to health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, combat gender-based violence, improve community engagement, ensure borders are safe for trade and promote digital health solutions. The programme particularly supports frontline workers and vulnerable groups, including migrants, refugees, internally displaced persons and cross-border communities.

Explore the interactive dashboard below for programme information, delivery and results. 

Programme Overview

The programme is enhancing IGAD’s capacity to coordinate national responses, increasing access to health and WASH services for vulnerable groups, mitigating gender-based violence, improving community engagement, ensuring borders and critical supply chains are safe for trade and promoting digital solutions to monitor the pandemic. The digital component is managed by GIZ.

All data is as reported by the programme implementing partners. 


The programme is implementing key activities in cross-border sites, migrant response centers and refugee centers across the IGAD region in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda. ​

Please see the interactive map of implementation below for more information about the programme's work. 

Map of Programme Implementation
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*DISCLAIMER: The designations employed and the presentation of the material on this map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of this programme and its partners concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. This map is for presentation purposes only and is not authoritative. 

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