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Our teams meet with a displaced family in the Philippines to understand their most urgent needs.

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Our teams meet with a displaced family in the Philippines to understand their most urgent needs.

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Key Issues

Coronavirus

The coronavirus will hit people living in fragile settings hardest.

The World Health Organization has declared the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus as a pandemic. Most countries have reported cases of the novel coronavirus, including all of the fragile settings where Relief International operates.

The more than 70 million men, women, and children displaced from their homes living in refugee camps or crowded urban areas are at the greatest risk for contracting the virus. These families are often living under harsh, overcrowded conditions with limited access to healthcare. We are very concerned about how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect people living in already vulnerable situations.

It is also in these fragile settings where the virus will spread rapidly, overwhelming not only their health systems but grinding all other services to a halt.

Relief International is responding to the ever-evolving outbreak by launching new responses and adapting existing programs so that refugees and those living in fragile settings do not lose the services they depend on amidst this global pandemic. From sourcing protective medical gear for frontline health workers in Iran to continuing our life-changing programs with Syrian refugees in Jordan, our local teams are on the ground responding to the widespread impact of the virus.

In Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Our work responding to the novel coronavirus in fragile settings across the globe.

Iran

Six Months In: An Exclusive Look into Relief International’s Response to COVID-19 in Iran

Six months after the first case of the novel coronavirus was confirmed in Iran, the country is experiencing a resurgence of new infections. Here, Relief International’s Iran Country Director shares how his team on the ground has been working nonstop to protect health workers, refugee families, and our staff against the virus.

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Iran

VIDEO: In Iran, A Refugee Shares How She’s Making a Difference Against COVID-19

While COVID-19 may be on the decline in some countries that were hit hard early on, the number of new cases is on the rise in Iran. As Iran experiences a resurgence of new cases, one Afghan refugee shares her story, and why she’s committed to fighting the virus in the country that welcomed her.

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Live Updates: Go Inside Relief International’s Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Relief International is ramping up our responses to COVID-19 in all of the sixteen countries where we work, including Iran, Syria, and Yemen. Get the latest updates on our work in the world’s most fragile settings:

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Bangladesh

Cox’s Bazar: Stories of Recovery and Resilience from a COVID-19 Ward

Since the coronavirus was declared a global pandemic, Relief International’s team on the ground have been preparing for the virus’s eventual arrival in Cox’s Bazar. We began ramping up our response months before the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in mid-May.

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Afghanistan

A Disease Deadlier than War: One Doctor’s Struggle to Contain COVID-19 in Afghanistan

Relief International has been preparing for months for the arrival of coronavirus in Afghanistan, where the disease is spreading rapidly – and largely undetected – throughout the country. The COVID-19 outbreak threatens to overwhelm the country’s existing health services and make an already fragile situation much worse.

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Pakistan

In Photos: Relief International Responds to COVID-19 Outbreak in Pakistan

In Pakistan, Relief International teams on the ground are responding to the country’s major outbreak of COVID-19 by providing hygiene kits to Afghan refugee families who will be hardest hit by the pandemic.

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Philippines

“It’s not a normal day at work”: Responding to COVID-19 and Polio in the Philippines

The second largest island in the Philippines, Mindanao is one of the most fragile settings in the world. The site of a decades-long conflict and recurrent earthquakes, the island community is now struggling to contain competing outbreaks of polio and the novel coronavirus, which serve to push families to their limits.

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Message from CEO: Nancy Wilson’s Coronavirus Update

We are ramping up our responses in the world’s most fragile settings to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus – and keeping our current programs up-and-running at this difficult time.

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Why Is Water Vital For Containing The Coronavirus Pandemic?

This year, World Water Day falls amidst one of the world’s worst pandemics. We sat down with Relief International’s Technical Director for Water and Sanitation Jill Lauren Hass to understand the challenges that refugees, displaced families, and those living in fragile settings face in accessing clean water in the midst of a global pandemic.

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Jordan

Coronavirus: “We are concerned that this pandemic will disrupt refugees’ education”

As the coronavirus continues to spread globally, we have all had to make adjustments in our daily lives and routines. For those living in refugee camps or overcrowded settlements, life has become unrecognizable.

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Iran

Six Months In: An Exclusive Look into Relief International’s Response to COVID-19 in Iran

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Iran

VIDEO: In Iran, A Refugee Shares How She’s Making a Difference Against COVID-19

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Live Updates: Go Inside Relief International’s Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

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Bangladesh

Cox’s Bazar: Stories of Recovery and Resilience from a COVID-19 Ward

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Afghanistan

A Disease Deadlier than War: One Doctor’s Struggle to Contain COVID-19 in Afghanistan

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Pakistan

In Photos: Relief International Responds to COVID-19 Outbreak in Pakistan

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Philippines

“It’s not a normal day at work”: Responding to COVID-19 and Polio in the Philippines

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Message from CEO: Nancy Wilson’s Coronavirus Update

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Why Is Water Vital For Containing The Coronavirus Pandemic?

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Jordan

Coronavirus: “We are concerned that this pandemic will disrupt refugees’ education”

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Six Months In: An Exclusive Look into Relief International’s Response to COVID-19 in Iran

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VIDEO: In Iran, A Refugee Shares How She’s Making a Difference Against COVID-19

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Live Updates: Go Inside Relief International’s Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

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Cox’s Bazar: Stories of Recovery and Resilience from a COVID-19 Ward

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A Disease Deadlier than War: One Doctor’s Struggle to Contain COVID-19 in Afghanistan

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In Photos: Relief International Responds to COVID-19 Outbreak in Pakistan

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“It’s not a normal day at work”: Responding to COVID-19 and Polio in the Philippines

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Message from CEO: Nancy Wilson’s Coronavirus Update

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Why Is Water Vital For Containing The Coronavirus Pandemic?

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Coronavirus: “We are concerned that this pandemic will disrupt refugees’ education”