Hebron-West Bank- ActionAid Palestine (AAP)continued its emergency interventions to combat COVID-19 in Hebron Governorate by distributing 80 hygiene kits on families in home quarantine in the towns of Beit Kahel and Halhoul. This emergency response was initiated to combat the second wave of the outbreak of COVID-19 since Occupied Palestinian Territory(oPt) has witnessed a significant surge in the number of the cases according to the Palestinian Ministry of health in the West Bank particularly in Hebron Governorate.
(Photo of young women and young men while they were packaging hygiene kits to be distributed on families in home quarantine in Hebron Governorate under AAP’s emergency intervention to combat the second wave of the outbreak of COVID-19)
This response is a part in a series of interventions AAP has closely designed during the first wave of the outbreak of the pandemic. AAP is consistently expanding those interventions to target the most affected areas to protect the Palestinian families from the spread of the pandemic and strengthen their resilience and capacity to take preventive measures during and after home quarantine.
(Photo of a house of family staying in home quarantine in town of Halhoul in Hebron Governorate and this family was provided with hygiene kit by AAP)
This response was implemented by AAP in cooperation with the local councils in the two towns and support of emergency committees and youth groups and in coordination with the central emergency committee and ministry of social development in Hebron Governorate. Youth packaged the hygiene kits under supervision of AAP to maintain a high level of public safety and social distance.
(photo of a young man while he was distributing hygiene kits provided by AAP on families in home quarantine in Hebron Governorate)
To fit the current times, AAP has harmonized its programmes and priorities to serve the Palestinian community in the times of crisis despite all the existing challenges including lockdown and restriction on movement. This harmonization showed a high level of flexibility in tackling crisis and mobilizing administrative and financial energies to improve the internal capacities needed for the actions of preparedness and response to all kinds of crisis.
(photo of a young man while he was preparing hygiene kits provided by AAP under its emergency response for the second wave of the outbreak of corona pandemic)
AAP Country Director, Ibrahim Ibraigheth said: “This intervention reflects the strategic goal of AAP’s programmes which seeks to strengthen the resilience of the Palestinian community and respond to its emergency, humanitarian and development needs under all conditions including the times of crisis and emergency”.
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