IOM’s response strategy will focus on the Gouécké sub-prefecture, the epicentre, and the surrounding health districts of the N’Zérékoré region which borders Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Facing conflict, disaster and insecurity, women comprise 50% of IOM’s health teams and are at the core of the organisation’s efforts to screen and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Myanmar Red Cross has confirmed that there have been very serious incidents where Red Cross volunteers were injured and wrongfully arrested. Red Cross ambulances have also been damaged.
To mark Women’s Day: “As we recover from the pandemic, support and stimulus packages must target women and girls … including through investments in women-owned businesses and the care economy.”