First MENA CSND Virtual Dialogue on COVID-19 Responses, 22 April 2020

As stakeholders were seeking to understand individual roles in responding to the crisis it quickly became clear that no one can deal with the crisis alone, bringing to the fore the importance of the whole of society approach. Participants contributed briefs on current activities in response to COVID highlighting the diverse ways in which actors have continued to deliver assistance, respond to needs, and advocate for inclusion of refugees. Several key challenges for civil society responses were identified which were consolidated into thematic areas of concern for the network, forming the basis of subsequent virtual dialogues and advocacy activities.