AJEEC NISPED of Israel opened the doors to the first COVID-19 Situation Room in the Negev Bedouin community to centralize efforts to prevent the spread of the virus. The Situation Room is a partnership between all the civil society and cooperative organizations in the Negev and all local municipalities. This effort is coordinated closely with the different government ministries and the Home Front Command. In addition,AJEEC NISPED provided 50,000 masks in the unrecognized villages, launched a special social media campaign for Ramadan, helped prevent crowded gatherings around banks and supermarkets and distributed 6,000 educational kits for children. The following needs have emerged per the Situation Room’s report: 20,000 food packages are needed for families and 1,400 sanitization products for the unrecognized villages.
22 May 2020