[Arabic Version] IASC Interim Guidance on COVID-19: Focus on Persons Deprived of Their Liberty
Persons deprived of their liberty face higher vulnerabilities as the spread of the virus can expand rapidly due to the
usually high concentration of persons deprived of their liberty in confined spaces and to the restricted access to hygiene
and health care in some contexts. International standards highlight that states should ensure that persons in detention
have access to the same standard of health care as is available in the community, and that this applies to all persons
regardless of citizenship, nationality or migration status.