Armed Non-State Actors (ANSAs), including those that control territory, respond to COVID-19 by adopting new policies and implementing measures. Against this background, the ANSA COVID-19 Response Monitor provides a tracking of such practices.
The Response Monitor includes a broad variety of unilateral declarations and public statements made by ANSAs in response to COVID-19 and documented measures taken by ANSAs. For the purposes of the Response Monitor, Geneva Call uses a broad understanding of ANSAs that covers many type of actors, including de facto authorities, non- or partially internationally recognized States, armed opposition movements, movements of national liberation, paramilitary units, vigilante groups or self-defence militia, armed gangs and cartels.
To go further: Visit Their Words, Geneva Call’s directory of armed non-State actor humanitarian commitments
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