West Bank-Hebron-ActionAid Palestine (AAP) responded to the needs of medical staff in the department of emergency department in Hebron Government Hospital (Princess Alia) in Hebron governorate .AAP provided the hospital with 50 personal protective equipment(PPE) and 50 medical masks. 20 doctors and 30 nurses working in that department will benefit from PPE Delivering those equipment took place in the presence of the country director of AAP, Ibrahim Ibraigth, Hebron governor, Jibreel Al-Bakri, and representatives of the central emergency committee and Palestinian ministry of health.
This emergency response was implemented in cooperation with Hebron governorate and in coordination with the central emergency committee and Palestinian ministry of health in Hebron Governorate. It was implemented to combat the second wave of the spread pf pandemic since Occupied Palestinian Territory (oPt) has witnessed a significant surge in the number of cases according to the Palestinian ministry of health in West Bank and namely in Hebron Governorate.
This response aims to support and protect medical staff who work under difficult conditions resulting from Israeli occupation and lack of capacities, medicine and medical equipment. It also expresses AAP’s appreciation to the humanitarian role the healthcare workers perform as they are the frontline soldiers against COVID-19 to protect the Palestinian community and keep it safe from the spread of the pandemic.
This response is one in a series of interventions AAP has implemented after the state of emergency had been declared in oPt in March. Those interventions in West Bank and Gaza focus on supporting Palestinian organizations and strengthening the resilience and food security of the infected families by the spread of virus and improving their capacity to take preventive measures for combating the pandemic. They also alleviate social and economic impacts caused the current state of emergency.
The country director of AAP in oPt, Ibrahim Ibraigth praised the efforts Palestinian ministry of health and all civil and health organizations exert in combating this pandemic saying: “ it is important at this time to work in a complementary way with governmental, civil and community organizations to save preventive and hygiene equipment for Palestinian communities that have high rates of corona virus cases. It is also important to enhance the capacities of health workers by providing them with basic PPE so that they can fully perform their medical role”.
ActionAid is a global federation working for social justice and gender equality and eradicate poverty. ActionAid works worldwide to empower people living in poverty and exclusion with focus on women’s rights .ActionAid works directly and closely with communities, civil society organizations, women movements and social groups and movements and other allies to tackle root causes of poverty and oppression. ActionAid deliver grassroots programmes to utilize efforts of global struggle movements working for a just, fair and sustainable world. Based on human rights-based approach and women rights’ principles, ActionAid seeks to fairly re-distribute powers through solidarity, empowerment, awareness campaigns and creating alternatives to ensure that everybody enjoys the right to a life of dignity, and freedom from oppression.
ActionAid in Palestine (AAP) is a part of that federation which started its work in Palestine in 2007 to strengthen the resilience of Palestinian People as ActionAid believes that they should enjoy their rights to freedom, justice and self-determination. AAP implements a number of programs through its engagement with communities and women and youth groups seeking to empower them and enhance their influential civil and political participation to understand their rights and undertake collective activism to address the protracted rights violations resulting from the prolonged occupation of Palestine. AAP works simultaneously to enhance their leadership capacity and knowledge to practice their citizenship in holding authorities and other duty bearers to account.
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