With the generous donations received from our supporters through GlobalGiving, URDA implemented COVID-19 Awareness Sessions and distributed hygiene kits to 440 beneficiaries residing in Al Yasmine refugee camp and Bar Elias (Lebanese neighborhood) as part of the COVID-19 Response plan.
The Protection Sector at URDA, and after attending several training sessions with the Red Cross and other reference organizations on the Novel COVID-19 pandemic, will be implementing COVID-19 awareness sessions for vulnerable communities while following World Health Organization’s recommendations on the rational use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for the implementing teams.
- What is COVID-19?
- Can we get cured once infected?
- Is there a treatment for COVID-19?
- Means of self-care and prevention of the spread
- How and when to use face masks and gloves
- Safe removal of face masks and gloves (with practical and on-field performance)
- Quarantine criteria
- How to deal with the household if a family member does test positive for COVID-19
- How do breastfeeding mothers who test positive continue breastfeeding while ensuring the safety of the newborn
- Household sterilization
- Myth busters regarding COVID-19
- Symptoms and the referral hotline in case of suspicion of COVID-19
- The difference between COVID-19, the flu and common cold and several other topics
At the end of the sessions, and due to the alarming reports across Lebanon among all communities and nationalities, a short brief description of GBV (Gender-Based Violence) was given and all hotlines for self-referrals were shared among girls, women, boys, and men. Also, informative brochures regarding COVID-19 in coordination with UNFPA were distributed among the participants.
The service is aligned with the national COVID-19 response in the prevention approach of the disease. Step one of the COVID 19 response in refugee and host communities included prevention at the level of community engagement and awareness-raising through the implementation of health awareness COVID19 preventive measures. The service provided through URDA and the support of global giving played a vital role in supporting the national prevention plan with a huge positive and assuring impact.