Covid Action Response Effort
Preventing the spread of COVID-19
Building on the RAISE program, we worked with internally displaced people living in informal settlements in Iraq to improve responses to and prevention of COVID-19. Community sessions and hygiene training, including distribution of masks, hand sanitizer, and other tools, helped to raise awareness of steps residents could take to stop the spread of coronavirus. Maintenance activities, including improving water systems, rehabilitating temporary shelters, and making electrical repairs, improved community safety, while also training residents for longer-term livelihood opportunities.