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UNFPA launches operation Salama for women survivors of violence

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is launching, in close collaboration with the “100% Mamans” Association, phase V of the Salama operation aimed at supporting women survivors of violence, in the current context marked by the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19).

This intervention supports the action of the association acting to defend and promote the human rights of the most vulnerable women living in a situation of social exclusion in the city of Tangier, said UNFPA in a press release, noting that “Since the outbreak of the crisis, these women, faced with health risks and extreme precariousness, have found themselves unemployed and without income and have to face, alone, their responsibility as mothers”.

In addition, the four private sector organizations BCSS Industrie, Lariconf, Larimode and SABAE, as well as the Darna Association, joined the UNFPA and the “100% Mamans” Association to strengthen and maintain essential care and the support given to these women most at risk, said the same source.

Thanks to this collaboration, “Salama Kits” for hygiene and prevention of Covid-19 will be made available to a few hundred women survivors of violence, including single mothers and migrant women.

Operation Salama was launched on April 1 by UNFPA in close collaboration with institutional partners and civil society, in support of the response of the Moroccan government to the coronavirus pandemic.
The operation was conducted to work with the most vulnerable populations in rural and urban areas. In the first phase, pregnant women and midwives were given priority. Then, the other phases targeted people with disabilities, the elderly, migrants and prisoners, as well as pregnant women, in several regions of the Kingdom.

In addition, information and awareness-raising actions have also been carried out via various media to meet the specific needs of the populations most at risk, the press release added.

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