Action on COVID-19

COVID-19 is pushing the communities we work with even deeper into disadvantage. 

With lockdowns in effect, many people on the brink of poverty have lost their incomes.¬†Basic supplies, such as food and soap, are out of reach for the most vulnerable. Beyond the immediate health threat, this pandemic is likely to trigger a global hunger crisis unlike any we’ve seen before.

Unfortunately, women, children, and people with disabilities are among those most affected. In times of hardship, they are the first to miss out on resources and the most vulnerable to violence and abuse.

Our COVID-19 Response:

We’re helping vulnerable communities survive the health and economic impacts of COVID-19 by:

  • Providing emergency food packages to urban slum dwellers in Bangladesh, focusing on those with disabilities

  • Distributing food and hygiene packages to vulnerable families who’ve lost their jobs in Timor-Leste

  • Providing disadvantaged students with food rations and soap boars in rural Zimbabwe

  • Educating ethnic minority communities in Vietnam about COVID-19 prevention and providing digital thermometers

  • Installing hand-washing sinks at schools in Kiribati, where poor hygiene and water-borne disease are leading causes for child mortality

  • Helping families in Malawi grow kitchen-gardens so they can feed themselves during lockdown

  • Running COVID-19 education campaigns in remote areas of Mozambique

Support our response

Please give a tax-deductible gift to help communities through the pandemic.