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.
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.
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.
Combating COVID-19 worldwide
More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the sprint to respond to the global health crisis has turned into a marathon. This is a tribute to the decisive work of the organisations we’ve been funding worldwide to assist those most in need.
We must do something
In the days immediately following a disaster the pull to take action and give is compelling. However, in the confusion and uncertainty following a disaster, any rush to action can end up doing more harm than good.
Caring in times of COVID-19 (II)
When the crisis hit, we provided immediate assistance to our own communities, while simultaneously reaching out to most of our 40 partner organisations. We funded those who have a clear comparative advantage to navigate this storm (Part II).
Caring in times of COVID-19 (I)
The COVID-19 pandemic erupted with tremendous speed. Right from the very beginning we felt compelled to engage and contribute to the global coronavirus relief effort to the best of our abilities. Here’s what happened (Part I).
Upside n. 9: The sea rescue imperative
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread relentlessly across countries and continents, the plight of people attempting to escape across the Mediterranean has been all but forgotten.
The Upside n. 8: Navigating the storms
For Madagascar’s fishing communities COVID-19 is yet another tragedy, exposing and intensifying the horrors of poverty and environmental instability. Blue Ventures’ mission matters more than ever.