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Covid-19

An update on the COVID crisis in the Indian subcontinent

Your generosity is allowing Development and Peace to support an effective response to the COVID-19 crisis in and beyond the Indian subcontinent.

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COVID-19 in India: an urgent appeal at an apocalyptic time

Frightening spikes in COVID-19 infection and death rates are leaving the people of India in desperate need of our solidarity and support.

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“An often unseen tragedy”

The World Day of Migrants and Refugees is an occasion to be reminded that displaced people everywhere, including the Rohingya, need all the help that Canadians can offer.

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Recovering together: our new national campaign for a green and just recovery from the pandemic

Recovering together: our new national campaign for a green and just recovery from the pandemic

Development and Peace’s new campaign calls the faithful to act for social, economic and environmental justice in Canada and the Global South.

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Communities in the Philippines resilient to COVID-19 impacts thanks to Typhoon Haiyan response

Benilda "Kap Bening" Madronero proudly shows off her richly verdant rice paddy in the municipality of Carigara on the island of Leyte in the Philippines.

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Reaching and protecting the poorest and most marginalized communities in Haiti

The measures put in place in Haiti to stem the spread of COVID-19 seem to be effective at the moment (as of August 7th, there were 7,544 recorded cases and 171 deaths), but the country’s sanitation systems remain extremely weak. There is little infrastructure for proper sanitation and those that exist are not well-equipped. Even under normal circumstances, the systems in place aren’t sufficient to respond to the needs of the population. As such, natiowide actions are needed to raise awareness, mobilize people, put in place preventative measures and ensure medical care. 

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In Madagascar, the pandemic is deepening food insecurity

In Madagascar, the pandemic is exacerbating an already precarious situation. As of July 31st, over 10,000 COVID-19 cases were recorded in the country. This is a worrisome progression in a country where sanitation facilities are lacking and the testing capacity is limited. As early as March, many began to flee the capital city of Anatanarivo for their villages or agricultural areas due to fears related to the virus and a steep rise in the cost of food.

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Violence against women: Afghanistan’s other epidemic

Afghanistan’s coronavirus infection rates rose in May as migrants returned from Iran and families travelled internally for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. By July 20, there were over 35,000 COVID-19 cases in Afghanistan. The government is now rigorously enforcing a lockdown that was previously being ignored.
 
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Seven ways women are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic

Across the Global South, women are overcoming longstanding vulnerabilities and adversities to care for their families in the new reality of the pandemic.

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The other one per cent

On World Refugee Day, we look at how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting forcibly displaced communities and how Development and Peace’s partners are serving them.

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