COVID-19 Waste Management Factsheet 8: Disaster/Conflict Affected States and Vulnerable Humanitarian Operations [open pdf - 0B]
From the Document: "Disaster and conflict affected countries and vulnerable humanitarian operations (e.g. refugee/Internally Dispersed Persons camps) with limited capacity, poor infrastructure and resources are likely to face enormous problems in the event of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] spread. The need for safe, efficient and appropriate solutions for management of solid and hazardous contaminated wastes will increase greatly. Many such countries were already unable to use best practice in treating healthcare waste from hospitals. [...] In all these contexts, the response to COVID-19 has to go hand in hand with the humanitarian response and there is a need to ensure that environmental standards are not rolled back."
COVID-19 Waste Management Factsheet No. 8
UN Environment Document Repository: https://wedocs.unep.org/