Street Child will deliver and support ground level relief efforts in Mullaitivu, Batticaloa and Trincomalee by contributing towards urgent non-medical items for frontline workers in intermediate care centres (ICC), necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect households and encourage safe hygiene practices and emergency food relief packages to families of daily wage workers facing existential challenges during the lockdown due to Sri Lanka's second wave of COVID-19.
Sri Lanka recorded their highest single-day COVID-19 death tally on 23rd May 2021. With an infection tally of over 183,000, 30,797 active cases and 1,441 deaths, a nationwide lockdown is imposed until June 7th with possibility of extension. COVID-19 has severely impacted livelihoods of the most vulnerable groups in the North and East of the country. Your support will ensure we are able to meet the daily wage families' and government's immediate needs in the next 1-2 months.
Street Child will support local government relief efforts in Mullaitivu, Batticaloa and Trincomalee districts by contributing towards the urgent need for personal protective equipment (PPE) for 800 people, emergency food assistance to 4000 people from families of daily wage workers facing existential challenges during the lockdown and support the Office of Regional Director of Health Services in providing non-medical items for Intermediate Care Centres and Treatment Centres at Base Hospitals.
During a global pandemic our approach will strengthen short and medium term coping capacities of the most vulnerable families in the North and East. The emergency response will support frontline workers with their response to the overwhelming patient count in hospitals, protect individuals with safe hygiene practices to prevent infection and provide relief to families that have lost a source of income through lockdowns. Collectively preparing communities to better manage a period of uncertainty.