Support to the vulnerable population of Mayo to cope with the COVID-19 emergency


Mayo, Khartoum, Sudan
Cooperation years:
August 2020 - December 2020
Host country's participants:
State Ministry of Health – Khartoum
Italian Agency for Development Cooperation
Implementing agency:

Project Aim

Strengthen food security and WASH services for the most vulnerable population of Mayo, also to reduce the impact of COVID-19  through the distribution of food and hygiene kits, awareness raising on good hygiene practices and rainwater harvesting.

Background of the Project

This project was developed to intervene in support of the vulnerable population living in Mayo, whose situation was worsened by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first action was devised to ensure food safety. AISPO ensured the distribution of food parcels, containing basic foodstuffs (such as flour, sorghum, oil, rice, pasta, sugar, pulses, tea, coffee) in order to limit the negative impact of the scarcity of products and, through periodic distribution, limit the gatherings of people looking for food; the second action included the distribution of kits containing products for personal hygiene, material for disinfecting rooms and external surfaces and other hygienic products, so as to contribute to the development of good practices that can also limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The third action was devised to spread awareness on the symptoms of corona virus to limit contagion. The donor of this project is the Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development (AICS).

Objectives achieved

Food security strengthened through the distribution of 3300 food baskets to the vulnerable population."Cash for work" was given to support workers and their families. 
WASH services strengthened through the distribution of 3300 hygiene kits; 12 public information session have been carried out and awareness campaigns on good hygiene practices and measures to limit the spread of COVID-19; creation of 179 roofing systems for rainwater collection and storage to increase the amount of rainwater for domestic use. 2 collective-use water systems have been installed. 



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