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.
Light in dark times
COVID-19 was a stress test at all levels. It hit us as individuals, societies and organisations. Our new #unexpected series explores this unprecedented time through our grantees’ eyes, mapping the terrain of the unplanned possibilities it revealed.
Our COVID-19 emergency support for India
To respond to the devastating wave of COVID-19 outbreak that is ravaging India, we are stepping up our support to the emergency response of two long-standing partner organisations, Médecins Sans Frontières and Educate Girls.