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At the end of March, the first case of Coronavirus was reported in the country. The president employed COVID-19 response team and the country went under lockdown. Our aim is to help the situation with our local partner SEND. The plan is educating people, distributing hygienic products and feeding families in need.

The main aim of the efforts is the prevention of scenario such as Ebola epidemic repeating. Between the years 2013 and 2016 Ebola led to deaths of around four thousand people.
As soon as the first cases of COVID-19 were detected, the government imposed different restrictions to contain the spread. Air traffic was suspended on the 21st of March, border controls are becoming stricter and people with symptoms are put in quarantine. Like during the Ebola epidemic, the body temperature controls are carried out at established road checkpoints. The government is determined to educate citizens on topics such as transmission, prevention and control of the virus. Buckets of water and soap are placed in front of all official buildings to ensure everyone takes the basic precaution. Nation-wide the schools have been closed and the lockdown has been declared.

Health system unfit for the situation
A potential large-scale outbreak of the virus could have a tremendous effect on the country. Many people cannot afford treatment in hospitals. Often an issue is poor health infrastructure and insufficient equipment in hospitals. This results in many people working whilst sick, enabling a further spread of the virus. The majority of workers in Sierra Leone cannot afford to stay home since their work takes place on the street. A lot of districts and remote communities lack access or have very limited sanitary facilities. This greatly increases the risk of the virus spreading.

Activities
Our local partner SEND organizes awareness campaigns on topics such as hygiene and prevention of the spread of the virus. This is especially important in rural areas that lag behind the cities when it comes to the news. Buckets and soaps are distributed to communities bordering Liberia. With this simple and cheap (5 euros) measure, we enable basic yet very effective prevention of the virus spread. Additionally, families who are unable to support themselves are helped with food parcels.

Actions such as these are essential in curbing the spread of the virus across the country. Support us with your donation!

Joint mission of Aktion Deutschland Hilft
TERRA TECH is taking part in the joint Humanitarian mission of Aktion Deutschland Hilft.

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Accounts for donation:

Sparkasse Marburg-Biedenkopf
IBAN: DE46 5335 0000 0000 0444 40
BIC: HELADEF1MAR

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IBAN: DE58 5139 0000 0016 4090 06
BIC: VBMHDE5F


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