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As COVID-19 reaches every corner of the globe, we’re more thankful than ever for your friendship. Your support is making sure the most vulnerable aren’t forgotten during this crisis.

Here’s how our partners are already responding:

Southeast Asia: Since the outbreak started, partner offices in Myanmar, Nepal and Laos have been running campaigns in remote and vulnerable communities to provide information about the virus and limiting its spread. In Myanmar, where limited testing is available and undetected spread is feared, Lutheran World Federation is working with over 220 partner communities to respond and to share critical messaging on prevention. CLWR’s ongoing work in the country includes providing sanitation and hygiene access to vulnerable families in IDP camps. 

Jordan: Our partner office in Jordan is working with the UNHCR to rush hand sanitizers to Za’atari refugee camp, home to almost 100,000 displaced Syrians

Ethiopia: In Ethiopia, CLWR partners are scaling up water and sanitation projects, and providing protective equipment for staff involved in critical ongoing aid efforts.

Jerusalem: As COVID-19 begins to spread in Gaza and the West Bank, Augusta Victoria Hospital moved quickly into emergency operations mode and has been set up as a key facility for testing and treatment of severe cases of COVID-19. The hospital is also helping lead public awareness efforts, while still maintaining critical life-saving treatment for cancer and dialysis patients.

Refugee camps: As the first cases of COVID-19 begin to appear in refugee and displaced person camps, partner staff in all locations are increasing focus on hygiene, sanitation and clean water to protect the most vulnerable and the staff administering vital aid programs.

Here in Canada, our staff are taking every precaution to help flatten the curve. With your support, we’re able to continue operations from our homes and collaborate with partners by phone and online, meaning your support can reach the frontlines of this crisis. 

As COVID-19 begins to spread among populations with limited resources and no safety net, your partnership will save lives.

Thank you again for your partnership and for your prayers.

As the global situation develops rapidly, watch this page for updates on how we’re responding — and consider making a gift to provide relief and hope to the most vulnerable.