From the margins: the impact of COVID-19 in the Global South

The threat of COVID-19 is uppermost in everyone’s mind. Social distancing is now the norm, but as many people have already shown us, physical isolation does not have to be a barrier to show solidarity.

COVID-19 does not recognize borders, nationalities or economic status.  However, marginalized people everywhere, both in the North and South, are most at risk. Poor and homeless people, Indigenous communities, the urban poor and  forcibly displaced people are more likely to be exposed to the virus and do not have the social safety net to support them in their illness or with job loss. We pay special attention to their plight during times of crisis.

Canadian Jesuits International is providing below articles and updates we receive from our partners in the Global South to keep friends and supporters informed on developments in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It is one simple way of showing concern and solidarity with everyone affected by this crisis.

 

News in brief

News in brief

In this section, you will find brief updates from our partners in the Global South and how COVID ...
From a Jesuit who has recovered from COVID-19

From a Jesuit who has recovered from COVID-19

¿Víctima o testigo del Coronavirus? Me piden que escriba unas letras sobre cómo estoy viviendo ...
From Xavier Jesuit School Cambodia

From Xavier Jesuit School Cambodia

24 March 2020 Warm greetings from very quiet and empty Xavier Jesuit School (XJS) Cambodia. Xavier ...
Desde la casa (Padre Melo)

Desde la casa (Padre Melo)

Es inédito para quienes seguimos su lucha por los Derechos Humanos y las libertades en Honduras ...
Updates from the Kakuma – By Fr Lasantha De Brew SJ

Updates from the Kakuma – By Fr Lasantha De Brew SJ

Thank you Hadas and Robert  Suddenly and abruptly, you both had to leave us at the Kakuma Refugee ...
Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) MENA – COVID-19 updates

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) MENA – COVID-19 updates

19 March 2020 Dear Friends: Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) MENA continues to accompany, serve and ...
A message from Lok Manch

A message from Lok Manch

Dear Lok Manch Partner, leaders, communities, colleagues, staff, friends, well-wishers, family ...
Message from Fr Thomas H. Smolich SJ, JRS International Director

Message from Fr Thomas H. Smolich SJ, JRS International Director

In this unprecedented moment of COVID-19, we are reminded of the importance of solidarity, and are ...
The African Economy is “Infected”

The African Economy is “Infected”

The African Economy is “Infected”: The Economic Impact of COVID-19 is Worsening Poverty in Africa ...