- World Vision is concerned about the impact that the COVID-19 health crisis will have on the poorest and most vulnerable, and the risk it poses to already stretched basic social services and pre-existing high levels of food insecurity and malnutrition. This is especially the case amongst refugee and internally displaced populations.
- We are active on the ground and scaling up our prevention and response work across Africa, including in fragile contexts. The coronavirus response comes on top of climate change effects such recurrent drought, torrential floods and locust invasions – all destroying crops and livelihoods. Response work includes preventing loss of progress made towards the global Sustainable Development Goals.
- World Vision urges the world to focus on the most vulnerable children, especially those living in communities with low access or weak health systems, and those already battling conditions such as tuberculosis and HIV and AIDS. They must not be left behind and funding for COVID-19 resources must not be diverted from their treatment, care and support.
Response Plans & Priorities
- Scale up preventive measures to stop the spread of disease.
- Support health systems and workers.
- Provide children and families multi-sector support during the COVID-19 crisis.
Impacts on Programmes
- Non-COVID-19 related regular programming across 26 World Vision operational countries in Africa are experiencing reduced/suspension of programmes of between 80-100%.
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