West Bank-Hebron- ActionAid Palestine (AAP) doubled its emergency interventions to respond to the second wave of the spread COVID-19 in Hebron governorate after declaring the closure of the governorate on 20th of June and extension the state of emergency for one month by the Palestinian government on 5th of July . Doubling efforts by AAP e aims to reach all the targeted areas that include 20 communities in towns, villages and refugee camps of Al-Fawwar and Al-Aroub in Hebron Governorate. During the past two days, 718 families staying in home quarantine were provided with preventive and hygiene kits. Those interventions conducted during the second wave aim to support the Palestinian health system and strengthen the resilience of the targeted families and their preventive measures. They also contribute to national and civil efforts exerted to contain the spread of the pandemic.
(photo of female staff and young volunteers while they were preparing hygiene kits to be distributed in Hebron governorate)
The response was proactively designed by integrating the approach of gender and basic needs lens and analysis to ensure respect to the dignity of families staying in home quarantine. Those kits included health items responding to the needs of children and women to ensure providing women with reproductive health services and they also include children diapers to mitigate the severe economic impacts the Palestinian families suffer from due to the state of lockdown.