NEWS | 03/06/2020Regions in Jordan, the West Bank, Lebanon and other Palestinian territories are suffering from the pandemic, in addition to their endemic crises.
The social and sports projects with which the Real Madrid Foundation collaborates in the West Bank have been transformed in this crisis to support the purchase of telematic equipment to facilitate the educational work of teachers and coaches to attend to more than a thousand refugees. Within the framework of a comprehensive action, UNRWA will also provide all schools with the necessary protection measures to prevent contagion. These projects by the Foundation and UNRWA are supported by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Global Iniciatives.
As in other countries, the socio-sports schools, in collaboration with the Latin Patriarchate, have transformed their activity towards a distance-based approach. This is despite the difficulties of connection and lack of quality equipment, given the precarious situation of the families being served, whose basic needs for food and medicine have increased with the pandemic. In these cases, guaranteeing school fees is the first need that the projects will undertake to avoid massive school dropouts after the health crisis.
Health care and food are now the priority also for the Royal Humanitarian Organisations, partner of the Real Madrid Foundation in Bahrain, which has launched Feena Khair, a campaign to combat the coronavirus with the aim of helping families, especially widows and orphans, which includes basic food baskets and breakfasts. The Nasa'al Ankum initiative also focuses on medical care for the most disadvantaged families and groups.
Similarly, the Jouneih project, which the Foundation is developing in Lebanon together with FPS, has distributed food to almost fifty families, the most vulnerable and those suffering from the pandemic in the midst of previous political and economic instability, with more than 20% of the population being refugees. There, the Real Madrid Foundation collaborates with the Fratelli project in Rmeileh, a partnership between Marists and Lasallians that has allowed thousands of refugees, mostly Syrians and Iraqis, to be received and given decent living conditions thanks to basic humanitarian attention in the areas of education, food and health supplies.