Break the Chain

Break the Chain

How AYOSA is helping minority, vulnerable, and internally displaced families protect themselves against coronavirus 

Despite government and international recommendations to combat covid19, millions of minority families and internally displaced lack access to materials needed to enforce these recommendations. Most of them are exposed and are at high risk of contracting the virus due to a lack of basic materials such as face mask, proper handwashing stations, soap, and sanitizer. 

Working in partnership with the Center for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa (CHRDA) and other local NGOs, AYOSA launched an emergency response project (Break the Chain) to assist internally displaced and minority communities who are at high risk of contracting the virus. 

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Following an outreached program in Tarbang in the North West Region, we meet Alice Simo 45 years of age had this to say “We have heard about the corona but we don’t know how to protect ourselves from it……even is the virus comes now all of us will just die”. 

They keep asking us to wear a face mask and wash hands but no one is doing anything to help us.” Remark Fidelia added. 

As of September 2020, we have reached more than 2000 minority and IDPs most of them women and children with relief materials to help combat the spread of the virus. 

Tata Paul a village head in had this to say “the knowledge and materials will help us to fight against this monster. I think we are ready to protect ourselves and families”

Over 95% of internally displace and minority communities in Cameroon are at high risk of contracting covid-19

Since the pandemic, we have donated more than 50 hand wash buckets in minority communities with an estimated over 20,000 people. 

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