Supporting the covid-19 vaccination campaign in Al-Kufra

Première Urgence Internationale contributed to alleviating the suffering of conflict-affected populations in Al Kufra region with the financial support of the European Union and the Swiss Confederation. The project “Enhance protection environment and access to essential services for conflict-affected communities in southeast of Libya” - implemented between 2020 and 2021 - aimed to enhance access to essential healthcare assistance and basic services. Within this framework, Première Urgence Internationale engaged in community sensitization to promote the right to equal access to healthcare services for all women, girls, boys, and men in its area of intervention, while providing primary healthcare consultations and supporting the health authorities with a donation of drugs and medical equipment.

Since the covid-19 pandemic outbreak, PUI had adapted its intervention to contribute to preventing the spread of the virus and improving safe access to quality COVID-19 vaccination services for Libyans and non-Libyan communities in the isolated region of Al-Kufra. In coordination with the Department of Health Services (DHS) of Al-Kufra district and the National Center for Communicable Diseases Control (NCDC), PUI has supported the operationalization of 4 vaccination centers, two in Al-Jawf, one in Tazirbu, and one in Rebyana, mobile vaccination activities and a Risk Communication and Community Engagement campaign.