The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has implemented a COVID-19 response project in Mongolia with a view to support vulnerable families affected by the pandemic. Co-implemented with the Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS), the project is part of a large-scale programme to support coronavirus control efforts in 22 countries.
The US$ 20,000 project involves providing shelter and nonfood items for the poor families who have lost their income amid lockdown and precautionary measures. The beneficiaries were selected by Mongolia’s Ministry of Labour and Social Protection. According to progress reports, the traditional shelters and household items were purchased under a public tender and delivered as per the announced specifications.
A total of 28 families, or around 200 persons, benefited from the project in many parts of the country, including Ulaanbaatar City, Sukhbaatar Province, and Khentii Province. The beneficiaries who met the criteria include 11 vulnerable households with disabled members, five single elderly people, seven vulnerable households with over four children, and five single mothers with over two children.
The list of activities conducted by the QRCS in support of those countries includes provision of equipment and supplies for health facilities, provision of medicines and medical supplies, protection for medical professionals and volunteers, provision of food and shelter for families affected by loss of income and provision of protective supplies like masks, gloves, and sanitisers.