RESPONSE TO PRIMARY/SECONDARY IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON IDPs, REFUGEES & VULNERABLE POPULATIONS IN HARD-TO-REACH AREAS OF NIGERIA & AFGHANISTAN
The emergence and increasing rate of COVID-19 in Africa prompted DFID to fund a project “The Localized Preparedness and Response to Primary and Secondary impacts of COVID-19 on IDPs, Returnees and Vulnerable Populations in hard-to-reach areas of Nigeria (C19-NALPER)” implemented by Christian Aid through local partners CLHEI in 16 Communities across 4 Local Government Areas (Oju, Agatu, Vandeikya, Kwande) of Benue State, Nigeria. The project targeted vulnerable and hard-to-reach communities with no source of information about the C19 virus and prevention, WASH and Safety hygiene practices. It seeks to provide access to safe drinking water, improve capacity of community and local health systems to identify and refer COVID-19 related cases, as well as provide vulnerable households with basic needs and safeguard them from the impacts of lockdowns and strict containment measures.
SUPPORT PROVIDED (16 COMMUNITIES):
A total of 10,709 Households (HH) reached through trainings & sensitizations on COVID-19, WASH & GBV
240 Community Stakeholders trained on GBV
240 Community influencers trained on COVID-19 protocols & WASH