General Guidelines For Food And Nutrition Assistance In The Context Of The Covid-19 Outbreak

Background As the 2019 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) continues to spread, WFP Country Offices (COs) must be aware of the potential implications of the outbreak for WFP operations. COs are advised to consider the following priorities: − Ensure that life-saving assistance continues to be delivered; − Minimize transmission risks for staff, partners and beneficiaries and; − Develop contingency plans to cover additional needs if required. The present guidelines aim to support COs by providing key considerations and parameters to inform decision-making at country level regarding preparedness and response activities for food and nutrition assistance in the context of COVID-19.