Awareness campaigns about COVID-19 have reached Besig Ede,Galda and Hoomow Bay IDP Camps, in Baidoa District where one of IPDO Staff members described the medical situation to be “below average”.
“Our role is predominantly to educate as many people as possible in order to prevent the spread of this Pandemics,” said Mr. Mohamed Hassan Ibrahim Protection Officer of IPDO
IPDO team launched their awareness campaign to increase IDPs’ knowledge of the CRONOVIRUS , its symptoms, and the use of preventative measures using simple means such as washing hands frequently and using diluted chlorine to clean. IPDO STAFF distributing PPE inside BISIG EDE IDP Camp in Baidoa.
The campaign was organized and sponsored by the IPDO team, with additional funding coming from the Collaboration Agencies The campaign consisted of distributing awareness brochures and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as gloves, marks, and sanitizers. More than 400 families inside Bisig Ede and Galda IDPs camp have benefited from this campaign and received guidance from the IPDO team on how to protect themselves and their families from this Pandemic.
IPDO Team explaining to a camp residents about using diluted chlorine for disinfectant. Knowing that IDP camps are overcrowded and the virus can spread quickly in these conditions, the IPDO team emphasized the need for physical distancing among residents. With limited health capacities and services inside the camp, the organizers of the campaign pointed out that the most important step to prevent an outbreak inside these communities is to raise the awareness of the people.