KOICA DONATES PPES TO SYRIAN REFUGEE CAMPS, VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES

The Jordan office of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) on Tuesday donated anti-COVID-19 Personal Protection Equipment (PPEs) to clinics and hospitals run by the International Medical Corps (IMC) in Syrian Refugee Camps and urban communities in Za’atari Camp, Azraq Camp and Irbid Governorate.

This donation came in alignment with the Jordanian Government response plan to fight COVID-19 that highlights the importance of using PPEs in public places for better protection, and as part of KOICA’s approach that everyone should have access to proper PPEs to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, KOICA said in a statement.

It added that the donation included “50,000” facial masks with Bacterial Filtration Efficiency, “105,000” gloves, “3,000” surgical gowns, and “200” eye protective goggles. These items will all be used inside IMC medical facilities to ensure providing the best safety for their medical staff and patients who visit these facilities alike.

Through this extremely vital support, IMC will be able to ensure the continued provision of life-saving health services and COVID-19 preventative measures within Jordan’s refugee camps as well as within urban locations. Simultaneously, through this support, IMC will be able to ensure the continued safety of all its medical staff and patients.

KOICA said it is glad to support Jordan’s national response plan to fight COVID-19, hoping that through this donation, KOICA will contribute to the great efforts of the Jordanian Government and IMC in mitigating COVID-19’s impact on the refugees and vulnerable communities in Jordan.

KOICA is a governmental agency operating under the Korean Ministry of Ministry Affairs to implement the Korean Government’s Grant Aid Assistant to 112 partner countries. Since its establishment in Jordan in 2005, KOICA Jordan Office has implemented a large number of activities within three main programs.

International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global, nonprofit, humanitarian aid organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering by providing emergency relief and development programs to those in great need. Within Jordan, IMC has been active since 2007, while implementing vital programs across all 12 governorates in Jordan, covering urban areas as well as responding to the needs of refugees in Za’atari and Azraq Camps.

 

Source: Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

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