“We can only get out of this situation together, as a whole humanity”
Migrants, refugees, internally displaced persons and victims of human trafficking, already extremely vulnerable, should not be left behind during humanity’s struggle with the Corona virus. Rather, they should be helped and protected through:
EFFORTS TO CONTINUE PROJECTS
Support to help projects to continue while respecting health-care guidelines and governmental directives. Protecting these groups and meeting their fundamental needs can be assured through different ongoing and ad-hoc means.
SUPPORT AGAINST THE VIRUS
Implementation of strategies to respond to COVID-19 as well as provision of medical assistance, essential tools and supplies to survive and avoid the spread of the virus among these groups and to the wider population.
NO ONE LEFT BEHIND
As the emergency has increased the needs, assistance by Catholic actors has continued and even strengthened. They have not abandoned vulnerable people on the move during these hard times, although quarantine makes the work difficult and the risk of contagion is high. This bulletin relates some of their stories and testimony.
This Migrants & Refugees Section bulletin shares innovations and good practices of different Catholic actors around the world who seek to assist displaced and vulnerable people during the COVID-19 emergency and prevent the spread of the virus amidst and beyond these groups.
Please pass this bulletin on to others, and send us news of an innovation or good practice, which will give good ideas and new hope to others!