The Population Council’s Humanitarian Task Force

Together with our humanitarian partners, we bring together our rigorous research capabilities, experience and expertise to inform strategies to best respond to humanitarian crises.


Informing Kenya’s Rapid COVID-19 Research Response

“We realize(d) that we couldn’t do this alone as a ministry… Without the work that the Pop Council had been doing, we wouldn’t have gotten all the information we got.” – Dr. Maureen Kimani, Head of Division of Community of Health, Ministry of Health Kenya

Aiding the Indian Government’s Response to COVID-19

Our researchers found that specific regions and communities were more vulnerable to COVID-19, so they created a state and district-level vulnerability index to help the government’s efforts in responding more effectively to the fast-developing COVID-19 epidemic in India. 

Analyzing Data Reporting on Testing and Key Outcomes of COVID-19 in the United States

In the United States, researchers found that COVID-19 data reporting is woefully inadequate and regrettably incomplete, lacking intersectional analyses to understand the causes of disparities and pinpoint future hotspots.

Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on Experiences and Perceptions of Violence for Mexican Adolescents

The Violence Outcomes in COVID-19 EPOCH Study (VoCes-19) aims to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the experience and perception of violence among young people in Mexico.