Welcome to the June edition of our monthly newsletter!
According to the official United Nations calendar, World Refugee Day is celebrated on 20 June of every year. Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, refugees are one of the groups facing most difficulties to access social protection initiatives aimed at mitigating the social and economic impacts of the pandemic. Some of these issues will be discussed in three upcoming webinars on humanitarian contexts, which we will deliver this month. Stay tuned!

We also invite you to take our 5-minute satisfaction survey to help us improve our services and initiatives, including the Social Protection Responses to COVID-19 Task Force.
As in the three previous issues of our monthly newsletter, this special edition also features materials compiled from the weekly COVID-19 newsletter.

Enjoy your reading!
Upcoming webinars
Economic inclusion and Covid-19 response
World Bank | PEI | SPEC

11 June
08:30 - 10:00 (GMT-4/EDT)

Register now
Emerging field practices to COVID-19 in refugee contexts

16 June
09:00 - 10:30 (GMT-5)

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Past webinars
To date, we have hosted 13 sessions of the “Social protection responses to COVID-19” webinar series, a joint effort by the IPC-IG, GIZ, and DFAT. They feature multiple approaches and examples of how different countries are addressing the social and economic dimensions of the pandemic. You can access all the recordings and presentations, as well as information on upcoming webinars, here.
The "Social Protection across the Humanitarian-Development Nexus" e-course was designed to provide insights and strategies for humanitarian and development practitioners by introducing knowledge from the Guidance Package (GP) on Social Protection across the Humanitarian-Development Nexus (SPaN). The SPaN GP is based on the current body of knowledge, including brief definitions and social protection approaches in challenging settings. The wide variety of contexts covered by the GP spans countries where social protection systems are national-level initiatives to those without any structures in place.
Featured Online Community
The “Social protection in crisis contexts” Online Community was created to serve as a platform for practitioners and researchers working on social protection across the humanitarian-development nexus to exchange, collaborate, and learn from each other’s experiences. The Community provides a gateway to relevant materials on the topic and a lively discussion forum to help foster innovation, collaboration, motivation and commitment to further this agenda.
Job Opportunities and Calls for Papers
Food Security and Livelihoods and Social Protection Program Manager
Save the Children | Akkar, Lebanon  | Apply by 15 June
Consultant: Strengthening Regional Advocacy for the Legal and Social Protection of Rohingya Refugees
APRRN | Bangkok, Thailand  | Apply by 15 June
News, documents and other relevant materials on COVID-19
This section presents relevant materials on social protection responses to COVID-19, as the result of a joint task-force, which is producing a weekly newsletter on this subject. We invite you to access and become a member of the initiative's online community. There, you will find high-quality materials on how countries are responding to the pandemic, as well as a discussion space.
East Asia and Pacific
Indonesia Regional
Europe and Central Asia
Cyprus Czech Republic Estonia Finland Georgia Germany Greece Ireland Italy Lithuania Luxembourg Poland Portugal Spain Regional
Latin America & Caribbean
Argentina Brazil Chile Colombia Costa Rica Guatemala Jamaica Paraguay Peru Uruguay Regional
Middle East & North Africa
Egypt Iraq Tunisia Regional
North America
Canada United States
South Asia
Afghanistan India Pakistan
Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria Regional
This initiative comprises an Online Community, a webinar series and a weekly newsletter, all of which feature worldwide efforts on social protection responses to COVID-19. It is a joint effort initiated by the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of Australia, in collaboration with the socialprotection.org online platform. All partners and organisations are welcome and strongly invited to contribute by sharing knowledge and discussing their findings on social protection responses to the crisis. Learn more on how to collaborate. If you have any questions or comments, please send an email to [email protected].

socialprotection.org is an unbranded, member-based platform with more than 5,800 members, offering free access to publications, webinars, multi-language online communities, e-courses and other learning materials to support knowledge-sharing and capacity building in the field of social protection.