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To protect the vulnerable populations we support on a daily basis, our teams are doing everything possible to provide an emergency response to the Coronavirus crisis. Each week, follow the evolution of our activities in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Here is an update on our various interventions as of 16 May 2020.
Wherever possible, Aide et Action mobilizes all its human and material resources to develop its projects for the most vulnerable populations. Educating communities on prevention measures and providing them with basic support is our priority. In addition to the activities detailed in our special folderHere are the latest developments:
In IndiaThe situation of the migrants is quite worrying. Many of them have tested positive for COVID-19 and as they move to return to their home villages, they risk spreading the disease. The objective of our teams is therefore to support this population on the spot, before they leave. However, we also accompany the families who leave anyway. Their journey, which lasts several days, on foot, along the railways, represents a considerable risk. We act on three levels: through advocacy work with the authorities so that they ensure the safe transport of migrants, before and after the border with the neighbouring state; via psychological support and food aid; and finally by allowing families to rest in safe stations.
In Laos:The reopening of schools is scheduled for May 18. At that time, Aide et Action will support its partner schools by providing sanitary materials to the teaching staff and the children.
In Cambodia:The students have not yet returned to school for health reasons. Distance learning is therefore widely developed and supported by Aide et Action.
The health situation is still deteriorating with an increase in the number of cases. But despite this, the states continue the progressive decontamination (opening of schools, markets, end of curfew...).
In BeninAide et Action supports media education with the dissemination of school programmes via television or radio.
In GuineaThanks to a partnership with the Orange Foundation, our teams distribute protection kits (masks, gels and soaps) to various schools.
In TogoOur teams are continuing their hygiene awareness campaign in rural areas. In total, approximately 150,000 people will be affected.
In Francea campaign of emergency collection has been set up to support our activities on the ground.