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 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 ...
Images: the impact of COVID-19 in the Global South

Images: the impact of COVID-19 in the Global South

Back to From the margins: the impact of COVID-19 in the Global South Back to From the margins: the ...
African Governments must protect the poor and vulnerable from Covid-19 effects

African Governments must protect the poor and vulnerable from Covid-19 effects

By Charlie Chilufya, SJ The Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM)made an unprecedented ...
South Sudan and its Weak Response to COVID-19

South Sudan and its Weak Response to COVID-19

By Augostine Edan Ekeno, SJ Like other countries in the world, South Sudan, the youngest nation on ...
Justice in Mining statement on the COVID-19 pandemic

Justice in Mining statement on the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 pandemic: A call of the Justice in Mining Network to strengthen cooperation and ...
From St Xavier’s College, Darjeeling, India

From St Xavier’s College, Darjeeling, India

By Fr Lalit Tirkey SJ   I hope and pray God almighty has kept you all under the wings of his ...
Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) MENA – COVID-19 updates

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

Latest Update: 7 May 2020   Latest Update: 16 April 2020 Update: 3 April 2020 Update: 27 ...
Covid-19 Response in Darjeeling Province

Covid-19 Response in Darjeeling Province

By Fr Joe Victor SJ   As the coronavirus pandemic reached India, the federal government enforced a ...
Youth-led COVID 19 Food Drive Response in Informal Settlements in Kenya

Youth-led COVID 19 Food Drive Response in Informal Settlements in Kenya

By Fr Charles Chilufya SJ Carine Umutoniwase is a team leader of Footprints for Change and a Youth ...
Updates from JRS South Sudan

Updates from JRS South Sudan

By Noelle Fitzpatrick Latest Update: 20 April 2020   3 April 2020 We continue to think of ...
Updates from the Jesuit Eastern Africa Province (AOR)

Updates from the Jesuit Eastern Africa Province (AOR)

It seems right now in Kenya (and in fact across the entire Eastern African region), people are ...
Reflection on COVID-19: Fr Thomas H. Smolich SJ, JRS International Director

Reflection on COVID-19: Fr Thomas H. Smolich SJ, JRS International Director

2 April 2020 Dear Friends, COVID-19 is definitely with us, as is God’s grace. As I speak to our ...
Updates From Wau (South Sudan)

Updates From Wau (South Sudan)

By Sajilo Julius SJ April 6, 2020 Dear friends in the Lord, As we continue with the compulsory ...
COVID-19 in Northeast India

COVID-19 in Northeast India

By Walter Fernandes SJ Being in the extreme Northeast of India has always been considered a ...
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 ...
A message from Lok Manch

A message from Lok Manch

Dear Lok Manch Partner, leaders, communities, colleagues, staff, friends, well-wishers, family ...
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 ...