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 Health  Lebanon Project #45337

Coronavirus Hygiene Kits for 3000 individuals

by Union of Relief and Development Associations
Coronavirus Hygiene Kits for 3000 individuals
Coronavirus Hygiene Kits for 3000 individuals
Coronavirus Hygiene Kits for 3000 individuals
Coronavirus Hygiene Kits for 3000 individuals
Coronavirus Hygiene Kits for 3000 individuals
Coronavirus Hygiene Kits for 3000 individuals
Coronavirus Hygiene Kits for 3000 individuals
Coronavirus Hygiene Kits for 3000 individuals
Coronavirus Hygiene Kits for 3000 individuals
Coronavirus Hygiene Kits for 3000 individuals
Coronavirus Hygiene Kits for 3000 individuals
Coronavirus Hygiene Kits for 3000 individuals
Coronavirus Hygiene Kits for 3000 individuals
Coronavirus Hygiene Kits for 3000 individuals
Coronavirus Hygiene Kits for 3000 individuals
Coronavirus Hygiene Kits for 3000 individuals
Coronavirus Hygiene Kits for 3000 individuals
Coronavirus Hygiene Kits for 3000 individuals
Coronavirus Hygiene Kits for 3000 individuals
Coronavirus Hygiene Kits for 3000 individuals
Coronavirus Hygiene Kits for 3000 individuals
Coronavirus Hygiene Kits for 3000 individuals
Coronavirus Hygiene Kits for 3000 individuals
Coronavirus Hygiene Kits for 3000 individuals
Coronavirus Hygiene Kits for 3000 individuals
Coronavirus Hygiene Kits for 3000 individuals
Coronavirus Hygiene Kits for 3000 individuals
Coronavirus Hygiene Kits for 3000 individuals
Coronavirus Hygiene Kits for 3000 individuals
Coronavirus Hygiene Kits for 3000 individuals
Coronavirus Hygiene Kits for 3000 individuals
Coronavirus Hygiene Kits for 3000 individuals

Summary

As Lebanon reported its 73rd case of COVID-19 on March 12, panicked citizens rushed to pharmacies across Lebanon demanding hygiene items which prices skyrocketed almost immediately. URDA has launched this project in Al-Yasamine refugee camp in Lebanon. The project will conduct awareness sessions on the prevention of COVID-19 through improving hygiene behaviors ending with the distribution of hygiene kits that'll include: N95 mask, sanitizers, alcohol-based soap, antimicrobial wipes.

$18,000
total goal
$16,640
remaining
6
donors
0
monthly donors
1
month

Challenge

The financial crisis which Lebanon is experiencing has led to a dollar liquidity crunch, and scarcity in critical imports, including medical supplies like masks. On the day of announcing the 1st case of COVID-19 in Lebanon, the prices of N95 masks jumped to $5-6 due to suppliers' increase in price. Many refugees cannot afford any preventive items. Knowing that refugees are poor, crowded and lack basic hygiene knowledge, they are the most susceptible to diseases like COVID-19.

Solution

URDA launched this project in Al Yasamine refugee camp and a Lebanese poor neighborhood in Bekaa. Awareness sessions will be conducted, where each will end with the distribution of hygiene kits that will include: N95 mask, sanitizers, alcohol-based soap, antimicrobial wet wipes sufficient for 1 family of 5 members. Awareness sessions will include COVID-19 symptoms, how COVID-19 is transmitted, preventive measures, what to do if a family member displays symptoms, how to wash hands properly, etc.

Long-Term Impact

Such a project can ensure the protection of vulnerable refugees in Al-Yasamine refugee camp and its surrounding communities, ensuring that such crowded places may not cause a national health crisis due to lack of basic hygiene awareness and preparedness if any member catch the COVID-19.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.urda-lb.org

Organization Information

Union of Relief and Development Associations

Location: Beirut - Lebanon
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @URDA_En
Project Leader:
Hanine Yousef
Beirut, Lebanon

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