Africa Humanitarian Action (AHA) has donated food and sanitary items containing beans, kaunga, rice, sugar and tembo soap to complement Rwanda’s government effort in support of vulnerable groups during COVID-19 pandemic.
In late March the Government of Rwanda became the first sub-Saharan country to impose a lockdown as a response to stop the spread of the virus. The lockdown although considered appropriate, has adversely impacted vulnerable communities that are mainly in the informal economy sector.
To curb the economic impact of COVID-19 and the lockdown, AHA with the help of government authorities in Kinyinya, Gasabo district identified 61 households who have been more affected by the outbreak. Each household received five kilo grams of food and sanitary items worth a total of 930,250 RWF.
AHA is working with UNHCR, government authorities, and other partners in prevention and preparedness efforts to protect refugees and host communities from the spread of COVID-19.
AHA is always committed to deliver on its social responsibility amid COVID-19 and support government efforts to mitigate the spread of the disease.
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