Faced with the global COVID-19 epidemic, Aide et Action is taking urgent action to protect the most vulnerable populations. The children we support are our primary concern.
In Cambodia, for example, we are converting our tuk-tuks - motorized tricycles previously used as mobile libraries - into hygiene education stations, to raise awareness among families in the most isolated villages and to distribute hygiene kits to them.
The communities of these villages are particularly threatened by COVID-19 because of a lack of information on the virus, a lack of education in hygiene practices and a lack of access to clean water.
We are by their side all year round to provide them with a better future through education and today, when these families are vulnerable while faced with the virus, it is out of the question to abandon them.
In the coming weeks and months, our 12 mobile prevention teams http://seac.aide-et-action.org/southeast-asia-coronavirus/ will intervene in 200 villages with 15,000 children and their families to:
- distribute hygiene kits made up of water tanks and soap bars.
- install tarpaulins printed on the tuk-tuks and signs at the entrance to the villages to inform the population of the health instructions to be observed;
- diffuse health instructions by a loudspeaker in order to respect social distancing;
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