This is a tumultuous time. As you're taking action to protect yourself and your loved ones, you're worried about those who are even more exposed to the dangerous COVID-19 pandemic we face.
It’s that kind of thinking that is guiding MADRE’s emergency response to the COVID-19 crisis. We’re focusing on providing immediate protection from the virus in communities grappling with war, poverty, and disaster, who have the fewest resources to respond.
But we’re not only fighting the virus; we must also confront virulent ideologies of hate and fear that we see spreading in this crisis and that pit us against each other. We do that by speaking out and by envisioning a better way forward.
Last December, MADRE Executive Director Yifat Susskind delivered a talk at TED Women. Then, we didn't know how deeply relevant her message would be to the crisis we now face. This is a message that has always driven MADRE and that guides our strategy today: think like a mother.