Water Sanitation and Hygiene
To improve the health conditions for families, we implement WASH upgrades in substandard buildings. In addition, we deliver household and community hygiene-promotion sessions.
With the COVID-19 outbreak, Save the Children launched a response targeting vulnerable communities and those targeted in our programmes. First, we conducted over 60,000 remote and face-to-face awareness sessions to share the latest scientific evidence about the virus and help families prevent its spread. We are also distributing disinfectant kits, and infection prevention and control kits for infected households across Lebanon.
Save the Children is also working with partners and local authorities to rehabilitate schools, factories, and old buildings in central and western Bekaa to become health facilities hosting COVID-19 cases. In informal refugee settlements, tents are also being transformed to become isolation units for those who are infected or share the household with someone who is.