SOFERES’ COVID-19 Response

 

As you know, the WHO has declared COVID-19 to be a global pandemic, and has recommended communities take social distancing measures to prevent the spread of the virus. Globally, COVID-19 is more than a public health challenge — it has laid bare the consequences of persistent systemic inequality for all to see, and is threatening social fabric, mental health, trust in institutions, and the economic security of billions of people.

This is a critical time for all of us to support each other. In this moment of obligation, we have a responsibility to act with care and caution, both towards ourselves and each other. And as a global community, we know that this is a key moment to take action.

The increasing number of cases of COVID-19 in Malawi has led to government restriction of public gatherings and events. The restriction is effectively or disproportionately affecting women, girls, and communities we work with as it has raise panic and great threats. That’s why SOFERES is taking a leading role in fighting the spread of COVID-19 in the Camp. On 15th April, 2020, we’ve provided the training to our team on “How to stay safe and respond to the spread of COVID-19 in Dzaleka Camp”. We’ve also provided them with some hygienic materials such as face masks for self-protection.