The International committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is working with the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) to provide information and support out to communities in Somalia to prevent the spread of COVID-19. SRCS volunteers are running health education session on how to prevent the spread of the disease as well as and providing soap and chlorine tabs.
Below are pictures from Baardheere town, Gedo region where SRCS teams began their prevention efforts this week.
A team member from the SRCS talks about the importance of social distancing in limiting transmission of coronavirus. ©SRCS/ Ibraahim Isaak Gasey.
The SRCS and ICRC are racing to reach 120,000 households with information on how COVID-19 can be prevented while providing them with soap and chlorine tablets. ©SRCS/ Ibraahim Isaak Gasey.
So far, 8,000 families were reached this week in Baardheere town with information on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The teams leading the sessions and interacting with communities are health workers and SRCS volunteers who have been trained in COVID-19 prevention and symptoms. ©SRCS/ Ibraahim Isaak Gasey.
An SRCS volunteer demonstrates to residents of Baardheere town, how to wash hands with water and soap. ©SRCS/ Ibraahim Isaak Gasey.
Voulnteers from the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) distributing soap to communities living in Baardheere town. The teams are using open educational sessions to pass on information on how prevent the spread of COVID-19. ©SRCS/ Ibraahim Isaak Gasey.