The increasing number of cases of COVID-19 in Dzaleka Camp is effectively or disproportionately affecting women, girls, and Trans people. With limited hygiene facilities because of the high and thick population, and without aid distributions for the past two months, most refugees move from house to house begging for food. Despite our prior efforts to support some refugees, unfortunately, most of them are still putting themselves on survival sex and stealing in order to get some cash for food.
The project aims to reduce the spread of the virus in Dzaleka and maintain community safety by providing emergency hygiene and groceries kits comprising hand washing buckets, reusable face masks, soaps, sanitizer, maize flour, beans, rice, sugar, cooking oil and salt to 400 most affected people, especially single mothers, teen mothers, elderly people, women living with disabilities and trans people at high risk of COVID-19; running robust door to door, local radio and social media campaign.
This project will have a direct long-term impact on the well-being of single mothers, teen mothers, widows, elderly people, women and girls living with disabilities, trans people in Dzaleka Refugee Camp at high risk and an entire community, helping to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and promoting safety. By assisting these refugee women, girls and Trans people and helping them maintain their health, we can ensure that once the crisis is over, they can return to work.
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