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Reference : V-F-CR-F-02901
Date : 05/2020
Country/Region : LEBANON
Title : Lebanon : preventative measures against COVID-19 in Roumieh Central Prison
Duration : 00:05:40
Director : BARAKAT, Charbel
Cameraman : BARAKAT, Charbel
Editor : unknown
Person appearing :
AHMAD, Abdolhaliem (doctor, ICRC)
AOUN, Roy (Engineer water and habitat, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
BARAKAT, Charbel
Cameraman : BARAKAT, Charbel
Editor : unknown
Description : Roumieh Central Prison is the largest place of detention in Lebanon. It is overcrowded and has more than 4000 detainees. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is working with the Internal Security Forces (ISF) to upgrade the infrastructure for improved hygiene and create an equipped isolation ward where detainees can be isolated and given necessary medical care if suspected to have caught the virus or are positive patients. This means that detainees have access to the necessary health care assistance on the premises should an outbreak happen. The ward is also equipped with a swab sampling room allowing for quick, safe and on-site collection of samples that would be sent for laboratory testing.
In addition to Roumieh, the ICRC is supporting 12 prisons under the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Defense with personal protective equipment for healthcare workers and staff, with hygienic kits for the detained population, and with cleaning materials for the premises.
Original language : International soundtrack
English title : Lebanon : preventative measures against COVID-19 in Roumieh Central Prison
Colour/B&W : colour
SD/HD : HD
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422

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