Operation Mercy is responding directly in COVID 19 affected communities in 10 countries in Central Asia, The Middle East and North Africa. For 2021 the focus will lay on continued awareness raising and prevention, mental health care, as well as on promotion and education about vaccinations. In a second stage we will try to support those who have become economically even more vulnerable through the crisis, with skills and vocational training. This project has a wide impact.
All our project communities are affected by COVID 19 - it affects work and livelihood, food security, and health especially of the most vulnerable like women, children the elderly and people with disability. As COVID 19 moves to the global south it arrives in countries and communities, with less resources, people depending on day and migrant labor and insufficient health systems.
Operation Mercy's personnel are familiar and trusted in the communities across Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa - our networks of projects and local partners are empowered and supported with the needed materials and information to raise awareness, protects and support the people in need.
Communities can survive the worst of the crisis so that they can move into a phase of rebuilding and restoration of livelihood and health through ongoing development projects already in place.