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.
In times of crisis, domestic violence rises. Grassroots women and girl organizers are creating solutions to confront this danger. From radio stations to workshops, activists are working toward a future where all people are safe from abuse.