On 5 March 2020, the Palestinian Prime Minister declared a State of Emergency across Palestine to contain the spread of COVID-19. As COVID-19 is first and foremost a public health crisis, and within that crisis refugee, other forcibly displaced populations, and people living in marginalized areas are at greater risk as the pandemic evolved, Juzoor automatically shifted to emergency mode and began conducting activities to elevate the load off the Ministry of Health and limit the spread of the virus.
Working for the health, safety and well-being of the Palestinian people and being an essential partner in the health cluster, Juzoor took quick action during the outbreak of COVID-19 and coordinated with various organizations in taking necessary steps.
Additionally, working in line with the national needs and priorities, Juzoor worked closely with the Ministry of Health (MoH), and other line ministries including the Ministry of Education (MoE) and Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA) as they were busy mitigating the situation at the national level. Juzoor, with its expertise, has identified key areas of intervention and took quick action to fill in the gaps by targeting the most vulnerable groups.
Juzoor's emergency response plan focused on key interventions, including creating job aids within the health system and support of the public at multiple fronts, which is tailored to respond to these needs and demands of the Palestinian population, specifically targeting at-risk vulnerable groups.