The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has provided training on infection prevention, control, and management of coronavirus cases to health care providers working in detention centres.

The training program targeted about 25 health care providers working in shelters in Tripoli, Zawiya, Zuwara, and Dhahir Al-Jubail.

It also conducted practical training for 15 members of the Rapid Response Team in Tripoli, in collaboration with the National Centre for Disease Control.

The training covered infection prevention and control, contact tracing, sampling, and data management, according to a statement by the IOM on Twitter.

The UN organization explained that the step comes within the framework to help mitigate the outbreak of infectious diseases inside shelters, as migrants in detention centres are more vulnerable to communicable diseases due to overcrowding and unsanitary conditions.