Youth volunteers take to the streets to mobilize against COVID- 19 in Ethiopia
As COVID-19 continues to affect many aspects of daily life, UNICEF has partnered with the Ethiopia Red Cross Society (ERCS) to train youth volunteers to work with community leaders, frontline health workers and women groups to raise public awareness and minimize impact. The volunteers conduct their activities in marketplaces, slums and congested public places like taxi stations. This photo essay covers their daily routines.
In the southern zone of Addis Ababa, 259 youth volunteers are actively engaged in creating awareness about COVID-19 in areas like the bustling Saris Market and the nearby taxi station. The volunteers use a mobile speaker to amplify their message and conduct home visits.
Hand hygiene is one of the most effective actions that people can take to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and the youth volunteers sensitize people to keep their hands clean through frequent handwashing and the use of hand sanitizers.