Covid Response to IDPs in NW Syria

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With the onset of the threat of Covid-19, the IDPs in NWS are particularly vulnerable coming on the heels of the most severe displacement crisis.  Scaled up preparedness for COVID is required.  Supported by our partner 11.11.11 of Belgium, Olive Branch, and Basma Relief Development came together to support 2,197 IDPs in Alsalam camp by providing them with sanitation/hygiene kits and media messages, along with awareness-raising sessions.  

The project targets 2,197 vulnerable individuals to enable them to pursue a hygienic lifestyle and improved access to hygienic sanitation facilities and improved environmental living conditions.
The camp residents are better protected by having a clear set of health and safety instructions to follow during this crisis period. 

Alsalam camp houses 339 households made up of 2,197 individuals (989 Males, 1,208 Females) of which 802 are under 18. 

Each Hygiene kit consists of Masks, Gloves, Soap, Washing powder and liquid, Shampoo for adults, and children, and garbage bags are provided to each household to last for 1 month.  The residents are also provided media messages and contactless peer-to-peer group sessions to raise awareness of the importance of hygiene and hot to protect against the virus.   

The project has concluded with all activities completed as planned for the end of May just prior to the Eid Break. The IDPs are currently benefiting from the intervention with improved protection against the COVID virus.