As a resident of Belgium, it is important that you are aware of the precautions to protect yourself and others against contamination. 

What can you do to protect yourself?

The Federal Public Service for Public Health provides recommendations on their website in Dutch | French | German | English 

The Agentschap Integratie en Inburgering presents all sources of information together with information on contamination and the latest government measures in eighteen different languages. 

Atlas Integratie en Inburgering Antwerpen provides updates on the latest corona measures in 22 languages, available in audio and text.

The SeTIS Wallon, a social interpreting service, has also translated the precautionary measures and

What can you do to protect yourself?

The  SeTIS Wallon, a social interpreting service, has also translated the precautionary measures and government decisions to combat the coronavirus. This information is available in 17 languages in PDF format and in 13 languages in video format.  

Are you a Belgian homeless refugee? BXLRefugees has drawn up prevention posters in EnglishAmharicTigrinyaOromo and Arabic

On the website of the deaf Flanders and via Corona in VGT you can find information in Flemish Sign Language (VGT). 

The House of Health also bundles multilingual information, and looks at local, urban advice. 

What do you need to know as an asylum-seeker? 

Fedasil provides information in twelve languages regarding applications for international protection, measures in centers, the ban on assembly and what to do in case of illness. 

Where can you go for help?  

Solentra has a free helpline for psychological support and help with problems. You can call the help desk every working day on +32 496 55 72 62 between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. in Dari and Farsi and between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. in Arabic.

On the website of Vluchtelingenwerk Vlaanderen you will find information on where to find shelter, sanitary facilities, food distributions, medical help, legal and social advice, psychological assistance and leisure activities. 

What is allowed/not allowed and what can you do?  

More than 50 humanitarian organizations, including UNHCR, have produced a children’s book that clearly explains the situation, the disease and the measures, in 15 languages.  

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