Muzaffer Baca, IBC Vice President, attented the UN Civil Society Chat Series and shared the activities led by the International Blue Crescent in the Middle East against Covid-19. The event aired live on UN website which was attended by international NGOs.
Muzaffer Baca shared activities led by the International Blue Crescent Foundation in the Middle East. In his speech, he highlighted that asylum seekers or IDPs who are trying to survive in camps are more threatened than anyone else during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Muzaffer Baca stated that International Blue Crescent actively carries out relief activities in Syria, Yemen and Libya. In addition to raising awareness against Coronavirus, he highlighted that 3000 units of corona test kits and 1000 thermometers were distributed to health units in the regions. He also mentioned that the protection kits prepared at the IBC’s Kilis Community Center were distributed to those in need in Syria and Yemen. Approximately 140 thousand medical masks were distributed in addition to the specially produced masks for 10 thousand healthcare workers.
In addition to all of these, Baca stated that if the pandemic spreads into regions where there is not a sufficient number of in-bed isolation facilities are particularly at risk, the results will be catastrophic.
Muzaffer Baca stated that International Blue Crescent Foundation (IBC) continues to work in coordination with the governments of the countries where the relief activities are being carried out. At the same time, Mr. Baca mentioned that IBC have developed joint projects with the World Health Organization, the International Organization for Migration and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.