When conflicts or disasters strike, people flee dangerous situations quickly, leaving most of their possessions behind. They often end up in shelters, camps or settlements where sanitary conditions and access to clean water are inadequate. Markets close and roads, airports and seaports get damaged or overwhelmed, leaving vulnerable people without access to basic necessities to keep themselves healthy. Simple hygiene items that we take for granted play an essential role in preventing the spread of disease in emergency situations.
For $25, GlobalMedic can provide a Family Hygiene Kit to a family coping with the effects of conflict or disaster. Hygiene kits contain toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap and other items to protect families from communicable diseases, as well as provide a sense of dignity while they are displaced from their homes.