World Habitat: Global homelessness response to COVID-19

World Habitat: Global homelessness response to COVID-19

A roundtable event on how homelessness organisations have responded to COVID-19 will be hosted by World Habitat on Wednesday 22 July, as part of the World Urban Campaign’s Urban Thinkers Campus.

This series of the Urban Thinkers Campus – an initiative created as an open space for exchange and promotion of positive urban change – will focus on the impact of COVID-19 in cities and communities.

The event, ‘Global Homelessness Response to COVID-19’, will be an opportunity to take part in discussions with organisations around the world on the challenges and their local responses to COVID-19. It will feature our partners from the European End Street Homelessness Campaign in Scotland and Brussels, as well as speakers from the Institute of Global Homelessness and homelessness organisations in South Africa and Canada.

Patrick Duce, Programme Lead for Homelessness at World Habitat, said:

“This webinar will present learning and good practice from a range of organisations working globally in the fight against COVID-19, but also housing inequality generally.

“We will share experiences from different NGOs that have been at the frontline of the pandemic response – both in terms of practical response and global advocacy efforts. It will also provide an opportunity to challenge ourselves to think boldly about the next phase of the pandemic. How do we build on the incredible work that has taken place to provide temporary shelter for people, and ensure we end homelessness and housing vulnerability for good?”

You can take part in the roundtable on Wednesday 22 July, 16:00-17:30 (CET) by registering here.

Find out more about the responses in European End Street Homelessness Campaign cities in our recent report – Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic.


Article republished from World Habitat
Photo credits: Community members in Mathare slum, Nairobi, Kenya during COVID-19 - May 2020. @UN-Habitat/Kirsten Milhahn