Sanitation Campaigns for Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in Iraq
Two organizations that are part of Ninewa’s SAG, Youth of Tal Afar and Zummar
Youth Council, conducted sanitation campaigns in their respective
localities to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Youth of Tal Afar helped sanitize public and governmental spaces
and conducted outreach campaigns to minority groups in the Ninewa Plains. Zummar Youth Council helped clean and
sterilize the district center, schools, government offices, and public markets
in Zummar. The Municipality and Health Directorates, National Security
Directorates, Police Departments, and other agencies participated in the drive.
IGPA/Takamul partner CSO, the Engineering
Association for Development, handed out thermometers and assisted
low-income families with financial support in al-Farouq, al-Sarjkhana,
al-Maydan and Shaikh Abu al-Aola districts in Ninewa. The CSO also provided nine
medical beds to al-Salam hospital for quarantined patients.
The Odessa Organization for Women’s
Development, a Ninewa-based CSO trained by IGPA/Takamul on
stakeholder-mapping, initiated a three-day awareness campaign on COVID-19.
Called “Prevention Is Better Than Cure,” the campaign was conducted in Mosul
and the Ninewa Plains. The women volunteers went from house to house to
distribute brochures and flyers, with particular outreach to minorities and
underserved families including Yazidis, Christians, Turkmen, and Shabaks.