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Six months after the first case of the novel coronavirus was confirmed in Iran, the country is experiencing a resurgence of new infections. Here, Relief International’s Iran Country Director shares how his team on the ground has been working nonstop to protect health workers, refugee families, and our staff against the virus.
While COVID-19 may be on the decline in some countries that were hit hard early on, the number of new cases is on the rise in Iran. As Iran experiences a resurgence of new cases, one Afghan refugee shares her story, and why she’s committed to fighting the virus in the country that welcomed her.
Meet some of our colleagues responding on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic and other ongoing humanitarian crises in Lebanon, South Sudan, and Afghanistan.
Since the coronavirus was declared a global pandemic, Relief International’s team on the ground have been preparing for the virus’s eventual arrival in Cox’s Bazar. We began ramping up our response months before the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in mid-May.
In Pakistan, Relief International teams on the ground are responding to the country’s major outbreak of COVID-19 by providing hygiene kits to Afghan refugee families who will be hardest hit by the pandemic.
The second largest island in the Philippines, Mindanao is one of the most fragile settings in the world. The site of a decades-long conflict and recurrent earthquakes, the island community is now struggling to contain competing outbreaks of polio and the novel coronavirus, which serve to push families to their limits.
As Iranians continue to battle the devastating effects of COVID-19, Relief International is ramping up our response. We are importing protective medical equipment for health workers and launching new projects to support people hardest hit by the pandemic.