Helping Afghans at home and away
With the Taliban takeover, the situation for the Afghan population continues to deteriorate. As winter approaches, rural communities will soon be isolated. We’re supporting three humanitarian organisations to ensure Afghans can access their basic needs inside and outside their homeland.
COVID-19: Not yet out of the woods
As the world recovers tentatively from the worst of the pandemic, any notion of “normality” still seems nebulous. Which is why we’re continuing to provide emergency funds for partner organizations that are ensuring critical needs are addressed and no one is left behind.
Responding to famine in southern Madagascar
Madagascar is experiencing its worst drought in 40 years; sandstorms and an outbreak of migratory locusts have caused an almost total disappearance of food sources, leaving many facing severe hunger. Medair is providing emergency relief to the most affected.
Supporting mass vaccination in Lebanon
To support the government in fighting a renewed COVID-19 crisis, Medair is managing one of Lebanon’s 5 mass vaccination centres and supporting 5 health clinics in the Bekaa area.
Our 2020-2021 Annual Report is out!
It wraps up what we have accomplished over the past twelve months, marked by losses, struggles and grief, but also the inspiration that comes from extraordinary displays of courage, determination and solidarity.
Everything changed, much remained the same
The coronavirus hit Hand in Hand in much the same way it hit everyone else: like nothing ever seen before. So what surprised them most was perhaps just how much remained the same even as everything changed. Our latest #unexpected article.
Remote therapy fosters connectedness
During the COVID-19 crisis, healthcare has gone digital on a massive scale to maintain service delivery. This transition has, quite unexpectedly, created opportunities to engage more extensively with difficult-to-reach populations. StrongMinds reflects on this.
Resilience in action
In a year when many businesses closed around the world, 99% of BOMA’s women entrepreneurs grew their income and profits. Their businesses diversified and evolved, while the women learned the power of their own resilience. More on BOMA’s #unexpected.
Focusing on needs, not fear
Room to Read began 2020 with the promise of celebration as its 1,600 staff members around the world approached the major milestone of supporting 20 million children during its 20th anniversary year. Then the pandemic struck. The third episode of our series #unexpected.
In fear, we found “ubuntu”
The shockwaves of COVID-19 have been keenly felt through all 10 countries where mothers2mothers’ 1,800 Mentor Mothers work. However, amidst the uncertainty and fear, mothers2mothers also found unexpected silver linings.