While humanitarian partners are working on a contingency plan to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, Haiti was already experiencing a humanitarian crisis. Urgent needs, such as safety and food security continue to remain unaddressed. This project will provide 1500 vulnerable girls and young women safety through access to 2 locally-made reusable masks and a one-time cash voucher for basic food and purchase of medicines to help keep them safe from the virus and reduce risk of violence.
According to a study in October, 2019, out of 11 million Haitians, about 3,7 million are food insecure including over one million with an emergency status. Efforts are being made to inform the population and promote prevention measures in the context of COVID-19, but with very mitigated results. The reality is the majority of the population, mostly in low-income areas like the ones HAGN is working in, cannot afford to follow social distancing or quarantine measures because they live day by day
This project will give our platform of about 1500 girls and young women the choice of safety. Each girl will receive two reusable face masks, made locally, to help prevent COVID-19 infection. A one-time cash voucher will help them and their families follow social distancing, buy food and purchase medicines in order to diminish their risks against transactional sex closely linked with poor sexual and reproductive health and violence.
The project will give 1500 adolescent girls and young women the tools and resources they need to remain safe, protect their already acquired assets on sexual and reproductive health and financial literacy and gender-based violence, and strengthen their and their families' well-being, while continuing to diminish their risk of falling prey to violence and unwanted pregnancies.
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