The COVID-19 pandemic is changing all of our lives right now as we work together to “flatten the curve.” We continue to restrict our social contacts, wash our hands, and take care of the more vulnerable people in our communities, because we can, and we must.
But we are also mindful of people around the world who cannot practice even basic prevention measures – people living in crowded camps, or with little access to food, health care and clean water. The consequences of a potential COVID-19 outbreak would be disastrous.
Our member agencies are on the ground, working in vulnerable communities around the world, implementing prevention and care measures, and preparing for the possibility of an unprecedented health crisis.
Our members are:
Providing clean water, soap and sanitizer; installing handwashing stations
Educating people about proper hygiene techniques
Providing clear information about the coronavirus and means of prevention
Preparing stocks and providing medical equipment and personal protective gear to health centres
Training community health workers and family caregivers
Preparing stocks of food and other necessities in case of a supply chain breakdown
Preparing isolation centres
Providing psychological support for people who are in isolation
Providing transportation to people needing health care
What is the best way to protect yourself and those around you from #COVID19?— Action Against Hunger / Action contre la Faim (@acfcanada) March 23, 2020
We'll let these #Rohingya children in Cox's Bazar refugee camp answer the question for us.
Today, they teach us how to wash our hands properly to help stop the spread of infections. pic.twitter.com/ek7yKJNIVu