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UN. Statement by the UN expert on the right to health* on the protection of people who use drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic 

In the current COVID-19 context, people who use drugs face unique needs and risks, due to criminalisation, stigma, discrimination, underlying health issues, social marginalisation and higher economic and social vulnerabilities, including a lack of access to adequate housing and healthcare. Treatment and harm reduction services should continue to be provided to them. (United Nations, The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Genf/Schweiz, 16.04.2020)