Supporting 845 families and 25 municipalities in the midst of economic crisis and COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 crisis lockdown had a major impact on the Lebanese Economy. The country was already suffering from a financial crisis prior to the pandemic and the COVID-19 crisis has further worsened the economic crisis.
Sixty-four per cent of workers in small-scale enterprises who were unable to go to work due to the lockdown did not receive any payment from their employers as per the ILO.
The “Covid-19 Initiative” alleviated the situation by providing emergency assistance to vulnerable families, individuals and municipalities affected by the COVID.
Sustain the World supported 25 municipalities from Baalbeck and the Bekaa by procuring 845 workers who came to their communities’ aid during recurring lockdown periods.
The initiative enabled municipalities to take appropriate precautions to prevent further spreading of Covid-19. Checkpoints were set-up around villages to closely monitor COVID-19 cases. Workers performed routine street cleaning, participated in food and medical supply distribution and offered assistance to the elderly and those in need.
Covid Response is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) ConTra programme in partnership with Sustainable Empowerment For Youth. It is commissioned by Germany. ConTra Is implemented by GIZ in partnership with the Ministry of Social Affairs.