Small acts as a huge step in Lebanon - War Child Holland

A overview of War Child Holland's COVID-19 awareness campaign for refugees in Lebanon and Jordan

War Child Holland
21 June 2020

Small Acts as a Huge Step in Lebanon 

War Child is working to protect remote and refugee communities against the spread of COVID-19 through child-friendly public health messaging through social media, WhatsApp and SMS. Working with local youth groups War Child is distributing hygiene packages in all project locations.

As we can't currently reach children and caregivers directly – The Lebanon team have launched audios and videos to raise awareness on the coronavirus and is working to uphold the wellbeing of children and families through WhatsApp messages including audio wellbeing for caregivers, stories, fun and relaxation activities for children.

As the emergency continues, War Child will keep on developing remote child protection, psychosocial support and education for children and their caregivers.

Refugee populations at risk in Jordan

Coronavirus awareness-raising has potentially life-saving significance for Syrian and Palestinian refugees living in Jordan. Refugee camps and informal settlements both face urgent challenges in maintaining water, sanitation and hygiene. Inhabitants live in cramped conditions which means distancing efforts are vitally important.

Anxiety is rising among both refugee and host communities in the wake of the pandemic. We are working to deliver vital support in the form of hygiene supplies and information and remote education.