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Alternative Care Examples and Practices from the Field during COVID-19 and other IDOs

Practitioners in Iraq and Lebanon discuss alternative care adaptation during COVID-19.

Watch the video to join Bashir Murad — Child Protection Sub-Cluster Coordinator, IRC, Iraq — and Monica Martinez — Child Protection Technical Advisor, SCI, Lebanon — discussing alternative care adaptation in practice.

They cover key topics, including:

  • New challenges in alternative care programming that have emerged due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Adaptations made to alternative care programming in their contexts.

  • Lessons learned to be better equipped to respond to future Infectious Disease Outbreaks.

Your Task

After watching the video, use the discussion thread to share your answers and engage with other learners on these questions.

  • What actions have been taking place in your context to adapt alternative care provision and services for children at risk during COVID-19 or other IDOs?

  • What key components or considerations for alternative care during IDOs are most relevant to your context?

If you are unsure, you can ask a colleague or research online.

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