Updated: Jun 3, 2020
In this month, May 2020, Mercy Hands implemented a quick impact project to produce face masks to aid in anti-COVID-19 effort in Iraq, specifically in Ninewa governorate.
Mercy Hands selected and trained 96 IDP women from Hamam Al Alil camp for displaced people and then provided them with sewing machines and the material to produce the masks.
In a total of 20 days, the 96 IDP women produced a total of 48000. Some of the masks were distributed on IDPs living in the camp and the remaining will be distributed in coordination with the local authorities.
This project was supported by the German NGO, HELP.