24 March 2020 - Whilst there are currently no confirmed Coronavirus cases in Yemen, the battered health systems would be hard pressed to deal with any serious outbreak and needs urgent support to improve its preparedness and response capacity.
In the governorates of Sa’adah and Hudaydah, where the Authorities have set up quarantine centers, ACTED has donated essential materials, including over 1,600 mattresses, 1,479 blankets, water buckets and hygiene supplies. ACTED is also coordinating with the Authorities and the relevant clusters to identify the needs for further equipping these centers. In its EU-funded intervention in Dhamar, ACTED and partners will design and deliver complementary activities that support the capacity of Authorities to cope with a possible outbreak of Coronavirus (among others).
Internally, ACTED is establishing a range of measure to both ensure the continuity of our its and to minimize exposure to the virus among staff and; to the extent possible, our beneficiaries. So far these include: adapting our work practices to maximize the number of our colleagues who can work from home, organizing remote meetings and reinforcing sanitation procedures in offices and across our operations