IASC In-Focus IASC In-Focus highlights critical areas of work being prioritized by the IASC. Image COVID-19 Taking collective action in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Image Emergency Response: IASC Humanitarian System-Wide Scale-Up Activations Scaling-up response in the event of major sudden-onset crises and/or substantial deterioration of a humanitarian situation. Image Protection Prioritising protection and contributing to collective protection outcomes. Image Strengthening Accountability to Affected People (AAP) Prioritising measures to ensure that the IASC listens to, engages with and responds to the expressed needs of communities affected by crisis. Image Localization Taking positive steps to strengthen the role of local actors. Image Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Committing to protecting affected populations from sexual exploitation and abuse within all humanitarian response operations. Image Racism and Racial Discrimination Affirming zero tolerance to racism and racial discrimination. Image Humanitarian Planning Engaging in coordinated actions to prepare, manage and deliver effective humanitarian responses. Image Humanitarian-Development Collaboration Operationalizing humanitarian-development collaboration with linkages to peace to reduce needs, risks and vulnerabilities and strengthen diverse partnerships. Image Support to Humanitarian Leadership Investing in empowered and principled leadership by Humanitarian Coordinators to strengthen the effectiveness of humanitarian operations.