COVID-19 Response for 500 Displaced Children, Women (elderly) and host Communities in Cameroon

Project by Hope For a Better future, Bamenda, Cameroon
$0 (0 donors)
0%
Goal is $5,000
0 Complete (success)

About this project

PROJECT SUMMARY
The humanitarian needs in NWSW will be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. H4BF has been working within Host communities in Cameroon since early 2017 in Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and educational sector. At this critical moment, H4BF has started collaboration with the international and local authorities and now making efforts to raise funds for effective preventive work against the spread of Covid-19 within host communities in Cameroon. In December 2019 and has spread all over the world. The first case in Cameroon reported on 6 March 2020. The number of cases has increased steadily and is at 833 confirmed cases as of 4th April 14, 2020.

CHALLENGE
The humanitarian needs in NWSW will be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) was first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 and has spread all over the world. The first case in Cameroon reported on 6 March 2020. The number of cases has increased steadily and is at 833 confirmed cases as of 14TH April 2020. With this outbreak, the existing gender inequalities and vulnerabilities and risks of abuse may increase; women and girls may be at higher risk of intimate partner violence and other forms of domestic violence due to heightened tensions in the household and confinement. Other vulnerable people in this situation include elderly people, people with disabilities and children who may not have the appropriate care and access to services. Women and girls access to lifesaving SRH and GBV information and services might be considerably impacted due to insufficient capacities and resources of the government and partners to address both the needs for COVID-19 response as well as emergency SRH and GBV services in conflict-affected areas.


SOLUTION
Our 10+ years of working in these villages gives us the ability to reach displaced families quickly & provide them with food & hygiene packs to help them survive. Many of our staff live in rural villages, meaning we can efficiently undertake relief activities & distribute packs. Water, Sanitation & Hygiene: Distributing basic hygiene kits which include soap, face masks, and other items; Installing hand-washing stations in refugee camps. Community Education: Hygiene promotion through constant messaging emphasizing the critical role of reducing how often we touch our faces; Messaging, via WhatsApp, facebook, or other media can emphasize what people can do to stay safe, and also dispeling rumors. Health Worker Training: Prevention & control of infection in health centers.


LONG-TERM IMPACT
Having these additional resources will significantly increase our ability to preserve the lives of women, elderly and young girls and keep them healthy. The children, who are the future, will learn long-lasting skills to keep themselves and their community safe and healthy, in addition to ensuring that by receiving appropriate academic and leisure activities, they will succeed instead of being left behind.

Use of Proceeds

$10 will provide an FM radio to a female headed family
$25 will provide food items to a family
$30 provide complete wash skit to a family (tap bucket, N95 mask, sanitizers, alcohol-based soap)
$50 will produce a radio program in one local language
$100 will produce and print out 30 street posters for awareness
$500 install hand washing station at a refugee camp.