This is a moment when we can all let the best parts of ourselves shine.
The COVID-19 pandemic calls on us to mobilize resources swiftly. We’re in close communication with our partners, tracking the virus’s impact in their communities. We already know that women and girls are on the frontlines of this crisis, mobilizing urgent care where it’s needed most.
We already face a decimated health system, and rarely do people have the water, food and supplies they need because of the war. It is a heavy burden to prepare for another emergency or even ask people to wash their hands with soap and water, when there is little water to drink. We need more humanitarian aid and medical supplies now.
- MADRE Partner in Yemen
Indigenous Peoples in Nepal are confronting worsening poverty and food crisis. With MADRE's support, the National Women's Indigenous Forum distributed foods and essential hygiene products to communities seriously affected by the lockdown.
Wangki Tangni is equipping local midwives with supplies to prevent maternal and infant mortality as the area's hospitals become overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases. They are also sharing information on how to keep safe through their radio program, which reaches 115 remote communities.
Yemeni people are facing war and one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world, since long before the COVID-19 crisis. As our partners at Food4Humanity advocate for ceasefire, with funds provided by MADRE, they are also distributing water and equipping community organizers and health workers to carry out their urgent work.
MADRE partners are sounding the call for help and solidarity.
We work with communities that have experienced wars, genocide, disasters and more. Now they must work to care for each other through the COVID-19 crisis. MADRE gets essential resources to grassroots women’s organizations that need it most.
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