Interim Technical Note: Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) During COVID-19 Response

WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNHCR, WFP, IOM, OCHA, CHS Alliance, InterAction, UN Victims’ Rights Advocate

This technical note calls for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) to be integrated into the response to COVID-19. As with any emergency, PSEA prevention and response should be a central part of coordinated humanitarian action. The crisis does not create new responsibilities; rather, PSEA actions during the COVID-19 pandemic should strengthen existing PSEA commitments to protect and assist people receiving humanitarian assistance.