Bangladesh: Help for workers and Rohingya
Transnational fashion brands have cancelled orders in Bangladesh worth over 3 billion US dollars in the year 2020. Four million people are employed in the country’s textile factories and risk having no income at all. And the situation in the refugee camps for Rohingya people who have fled Myanmar is even worse. So the coronavirus crisis is hitting the country particularly hard. We are providing the Rohingya with information about how to avoid catching the virus, and assist the textile workers with emergency aid in cooperation with our local partner organisation OSHE.
Pakistan: Prevention in poor settlements
Our local partner organisation distributes soaps and disinfectants and we inform the population in poor settlements about dangers and protective measures with leaflets. Workers in sewing workshops are trained to make protective masks and we distribute the masks to sick and vulnerable people. Through our project to support working children, we have identified families in urgent need of assistance due to loss of income.
Burkina Faso: Aid for displaced people
Solidar Suisse informs the population about prevention measures with posters in three national languages (Mooré, Dioula, Fulfuldé). The information is also shared via social networks and Whatsapp. With the awareness campaign, we also want to reach IDPs in particular and thus prevent the further spread of Covid-19. Thanks to the construction of two new wells, the water supply for 10,000 refugees in camps will be improved. Solidar Suisse also distributes masks in particularly busy places such as schools, markets and in front of churches and mosques.