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.