EMERGENCY APPEAL TO FIGHT COVID 19

by Camp for Peace Liberia
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EMERGENCY APPEAL TO FIGHT COVID 19
EMERGENCY APPEAL TO FIGHT COVID 19
EMERGENCY APPEAL TO FIGHT COVID 19
EMERGENCY APPEAL TO FIGHT COVID 19
EMERGENCY APPEAL TO FIGHT COVID 19
EMERGENCY APPEAL TO FIGHT COVID 19
EMERGENCY APPEAL TO FIGHT COVID 19
EMERGENCY APPEAL TO FIGHT COVID 19
EMERGENCY APPEAL TO FIGHT COVID 19
EMERGENCY APPEAL TO FIGHT COVID 19
EMERGENCY APPEAL TO FIGHT COVID 19
EMERGENCY APPEAL TO FIGHT COVID 19
EMERGENCY APPEAL TO FIGHT COVID 19
EMERGENCY APPEAL TO FIGHT COVID 19
EMERGENCY APPEAL TO FIGHT COVID 19
EMERGENCY APPEAL TO FIGHT COVID 19
EMERGENCY APPEAL TO FIGHT COVID 19

"How long with my generation battle with agony? When will we ever have peace of mind and stable life? When will we know that life exists without an emergency? I grew up in civil war and then Ebola, and now it is COVID 19 that is seen as unstoppable" (Yarkpawolo).

Upon hearing about the news of the resurgence of the COVID 19 in Liberia with its Delta variant, the entire nation was in shock, with everyone asking themselves different questions about the next step. The variant rapidly spread throughout the country, thus overwhelming hospitals and taking an aggressive death tour on the local population during the period. World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Embassy declared Liberia a red zone due to the surge of the COVID 19 Variant. The Government of Liberia enforced mandatory health regulations, including the compulsory wearing of masks, washing hands, keeping a safe distance, and keeping away from crowded places. But due to the poverty and ignorance of our society, these regulations were complicated to hold, if not impossible. Before the outbreak of COVID 19, the Liberian health sector was already devastated by the lack of drugs, professionals, health petitioners, and other medical equipment. This new outbreak even made the situation worse. The entire country succumbed to sickness, and everyone began seeking self-medication to keep themselves saved. In addition to this grief surge of the COVID 19 and already devastated Liberia economy went into a coma.

Despite these challenging conditions, we continued providing mass education across the different neighborhoods, asking people to go by the health mandate and listen to the science. We conducted a door-to-door campaign distributing nose masks, handwash budgets, leaflets, asking people to take advantage of the vaccines, etc., to keep themselves safe. Our engagement helped reduce the daily case rate, and people have begun returning to everyday life again.

We would not have achieved these without the support of our partners, so we are grateful for their donations that have kept us safe and working for the betterment of our community.

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The biggest question that has pondered our heads is, "after COVID 19, what next? A lot of comments have poured into this question. The COVID 19 has broken relationships, family, friendships, culture, and tradition. It has caused economic hardship, damage the fabric of educational standards and recreation, and above all, it has left a deep psychological impact on the entire world.

During the period under review, Camp for Peace Liberia conducted a series of smaller sessions with community dwellers to discuss the irreparable factors that COVID has created. In addition, these sessions were seen as a way of preparation for the future consequences of COVID 19.
Our community experienced a significant reduction in COVID cases during the period under review due to our engagement and awareness. We anticipate continuing awareness of the post-COVID challenges and how people can meet the challenges that will come.

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Awareness Raising
Awareness Raising

A common adage in our local tradition says, " a child who says the mother will not sleep let that child also know that they will not sleep. This means to say as long as COVID 19 remains stubborn, we will not get tired.

It is against that traditional philosophy that we continue to battle COVID even as it takes an uphill trend. During the period under review, Camp for Peace Liberia recapitulated its effort in providing education and awareness among local people many of whom still believe that COVID 19 is a myth. We conducted awareness in 12 communities showcasing the realness of COVID and the danger it poses to mankind and humanity. We told participants that the fight against COVID 19 is not an optional choice that anyone can make. Instead, it is a must that everyone should believe in and take the necessary precaution and prevention in eradicating it from the earth. It does not matter where one lives. It is a global battle and can only be defeated through a collective effort and unwavering bullets.

Through our awareness, we were able to break barriers and misconceptions that continually hinder the eradication of COVID 19, making it subversive. A 62 years elder quotes, "why if you have not come from your comfort zone to reach in this jungle with awareness messages, what would happen to us? What would happen to our young generation? We want to be grateful to you and your donors for saving our lives from this deadly disease"unquote.

As a result of our intervention, rural community dwellers have transitioned from being reactive to becoming proactive. They are now washing their hands regularly. They have stopped shaking hands and unnecessary touch, practicing social distancing, and observing signs and symptoms of COVID 19. These various steps have helped reduce the number of cases reported in the region during the period under review.

In the word of one of our donors, quote, " I have no regret of donating to your project to fight COVID 19. I wouldn't have spent my money any better way than this by helping to save lives in a distance that is many miles away from me. COVID generated from several miles away, and no one ever thought it would reach this far. With this assumption, I believe that the best way to eradicate COVID 19 is to attack it in the same many miles away from me. I call this the law of replication. I am pleased to be a benefactor of your project".

As we move forward in the months ahead, we will double and extend our efforts to hard to reach so that the message of collective engagement can continue.

All these can be possible if we, as service providers, remain honest, sincere, committed, and accountable to the community we serve. These attributes will help us to overcome COVID 19.

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Beneficiaries receiving ration
Beneficiaries receiving ration

As the COVID 19 crisis continues unabated, many are being hit hard and need assistance. Even if it is the smallest and simplest support that lets them know that someone cares, vulnerable people, turn to appreciate gifts very highly during this time of COVID 19.

During the period under review, Camp for Peace Liberia COVID Relief team distributed emergency food and hygiene items to over 500 vulnerable people. They include the blind, the deaf, and others who are physically challenged. Still, selected vulnerable beneficiaries were being identified in some communities in Monrovia. Items distributed included 150 bags of rice, 50 cartons of oil, 500 packages of super gari, and 500 pieces of face masks. Other things were hand washing buckets, barrels, soap, etc. This food distribution was intended to help vulnerable communities cope with the daily food challenges during this time of COVID 19 and the nationwide lockdown. These are times many citizens, especially people with vulnerabilities, find it difficult to fetch food.

Apart from the food distribution, a massive awareness and education on the facts of COVID 19 were carried out in several communities. This awareness helped to break the barrier of misconception and false information about the virus. Beneficiaries were educated about the fact that the virus exists, and it is real. They were urged to take all the preventive methods to keep safe.

After this awareness, beneficiaries started washing hands, avoiding crowds, keeping social distancing, and wearing face masks. They also started reporting unusual cases to health authorities when they were not feeding well. The distribution of these items serves as a significant help to the beneficiaries. We want to use this medium to extend our most profound appreciation to all our donors and partners who contributed funds towards these initiatives. They continue to express concern, love, and care during this pandemic.

Beneficiaries receiving ration
Beneficiaries receiving ration
Beneficiaries receiving ration
Beneficiaries receiving ration
Beneficiaries receiving ration
Beneficiaries receiving ration
Beneficiaries receiving ration
Beneficiaries receiving ration
Beneficiaries receiving ration
Beneficiaries receiving ration
Interview after the distribution
Interview after the distribution
packing food ration
packing food ration
Beneficiaries receiving ration
Beneficiaries receiving ration
Beneficiaries receiving ration
Beneficiaries receiving ration
Awareness session
Awareness session

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Camp for Peace Liberia

Location: Paynesville - Liberia
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BAbel Learwellie
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