Recently, the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection has been increasing in Azerbaijan, as elsewhere in the world. Measures are taken to prevent the spread of the disease, and special attention is paid not only to educating the population, but also to protecting their health and ensuring food security.
The State Committee for Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons has recently implemented a charity event with the support of the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) project “Economic and social development of low-income IDPs and the local population in the South Caucasus”. Thus, a total of 11 tons of aid consisting of sanitary and hygienic means and food were provided to 550 families, IDP families temporarily settled in different regions.
During the aid campaign, which aims to support at-risk people to stay at home and protect themselves from the virus, IDPs were advised to follow the sanitary-hygienic requirements and social isolation measures necessary to prevent infection. The IDPs expressed their gratitude for the attention and care provided to them during the quarantine regime.
It should be noted that the regional project “Economic and social development of low-income IDPs and local population in the South Caucasus” held by the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and supported by the State Committee for Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons is implemented in Barda, Aghdam regions and Mingachevir city. The program envisages employment of IDPs settled in Georgia and Azerbaijan and establishment of their new businesses, as well as the expansion of existing businesses and support for the social integration of women and youth, especially in IDP settlements.