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C-19 NALPER PROJECT

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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):

740 beneficiaries supported with Cash-Based-Transfer for 4 months – June, July, August, September
1327 beneficiaries supported with non-food items (NFIs) for 3 months
42 boreholes repairs & 2 drilled
64 Health workers trained on COVID-19 Protocols
22 Health facilities supported with PPE’s

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

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