Volunteers from the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) are on the ground promoting hygiene practices and COVID-19 preventive messages in Kismayo town. The teams are undertaking household visits, handing out information on the virus and distributing soap and chlorine tabs.

Below are pictures from Kismayo town where SRCS teams continue their prevention efforts.

Najmo Mohamed, a volunteer from SRCS demonstrates the eight steps of hand washing to communities living in Kismayo. Washing hands with soap and water is one of the steps to prevent COVID-19.©ICRC/ Mohamed Salad.


Amina Musa, a resident of Dalhiska displacement camp demonstrates proper handwashing to her neighbors. She is one of 38,000 people who have undergone health promotion sessions held by SRCS.©ICRC/ Mohamed Salad.


Mohamed Maalim, a volunteer from the SRCS emphasizes on importance of distance and avoiding close contact with people who are sick. This is an open forum where participants can ask questions on COVID-19.©ICRC/ Mohamed Salad.


8.5 million chlorine tabs and 284,856 pieces of soap have been prepositioned in nine branches of the SRCS. Hamdi Ali and Mohamed Maalim distribute soap to families living in Sakuye camp in Kismayo.©ICRC/ Mohamed Salad.