Protecting Women & Girls in Lebanon’s COVID-19 Community Isolation Centers
Following the Beirut port explosion on 4 August, new COVID-19 infections are reaching record highs in Lebanon. For the 300,000 people who lost their homes because of the explosion and those who were already living in overcrowded settings, such as informal tented settlements, camps, collective shelters and congested urban settings, isolating or quarantining at home in case of an infection is impossible. To curb the spread of the virus in these settings, at least 19 community isolation centers1 have been established, with 6 operational to date, across six governorates. These facilitates are to provide persons who have been exposed to or tested positive for the COVID-19 with a space to safely isolate or quarantine.