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.
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In the last three months or so, our focus, and rightly so, in Africa and the world over, has been … Read more
The Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM)made an unprecedented move and commitment to work together to accelerate social support … Read more
Update: 16 April 2020 Update: 3 April 2020 Update: 27 March2020
19 March … Read more
Carine Umutoniwase is a team leader of Footprints for Change and a Youth Champion in the Jesuit Conference of Africa … Read more
It seems right now in Kenya (and in fact across the entire Eastern African region), people are more scared about … Read more
COVID-19 is definitely with us, as is God’s grace. As I speak to our regional directors, I am … Read more