What are Key Considerations for Humanitarian Actors?
RCCE supports an understanding of the psychological, social, and environmental factors that underpin behavior and allow response agencies to respond more effectively. This is particularly important in humanitarian contexts because of, for example:
historic mistrust of governments and health systems, particularly among the most marginalized, which can pose additional challenges to the outbreak response
fragile health systems
required documentation to access health care facilities or treatment and immunization options
fear of stigma, violence, or legal consequences
language and literacy barriers
a lack of access to many communication challenges, including digital platforms, or unreliable electricity or Internet services