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COVID-19 Emergency Response in Dzaleka Camp

by The Registered Trustees of Solidarity of Refugee Women for the Social Welfare (SOFERES)
COVID-19 Emergency Response in Dzaleka Camp
COVID-19 Emergency Response in Dzaleka Camp
COVID-19 Emergency Response in Dzaleka Camp
COVID-19 Emergency Response in Dzaleka Camp
COVID-19 Emergency Response in Dzaleka Camp
COVID-19 Emergency Response in Dzaleka Camp
COVID-19 Emergency Response in Dzaleka Camp
COVID-19 Emergency Response in Dzaleka Camp
COVID-19 Emergency Response in Dzaleka Camp
COVID-19 Emergency Response in Dzaleka Camp

Summary

This project will directly benefit 400 refugee women, girls and gender non-conforming groups (Trans people) at high risk of COVID-19 in Dzaleka Camp including elderly persons, single mothers, women and girls living with disabilities and women with chronic conditions. They will be educated about COVID-19 and the best way to protect themselves and their family from disease. They will also be provided emergency food provisions and hygiene kits to help them get through the Coronavirus pandemic.

$15,000
total goal
$14,894
remaining
3
donors
0
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
17
days

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

Long-Term Impact

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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Organization Information

The Registered Trustees of Solidarity of Refugee Women for the Social Welfare (SOFERES)

Location: Lilongwe, Central Region - Malawi
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Project Leader:
Mwasiti Hassan Tatyana
Lilongwe, Central Region Malawi
$106 raised of $15,000 goal
 
3 donations
$14,894 to go
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