Covid-19 lockdown procedures are having a devastating effect on the slum dwelling, refugee and internally displaced communities we support around the world. Through over 30 years of working with some of the most marginalised groups, we know they are always the hardest hit in times such as these.
Together with our local partners we have been pursuing sensible solutions to contain the outbreak and so far provided 12,850 essential supply parcels to households who are most affected. This is thanks to the support of many generous donors including The Angus Lawson Memorial Trust, Partners Asia, DAK Foundation, The Body Shop at Home™, Alex and Will De Winton, Jeff Lucas and Postcode Global Trust.
Wherever possible, we have been using creative solutions to enable children's learning to continue and to ensure they are safe whilst they are cut off from regular protection services.
In the UK office, it was business as usual with staff working remotely from home, talking daily with our international partners and keeping engaged with our supporter community. Our Chichester office was reopened in September 2021.
We will continue to keep this page updated over the coming weeks, so check back in for news on how we are supporting the communities that we work with.