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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Relief International’s partnership with Seek Refuge seeks to expand upon our work with Afghan refugees as they recover and rebuild their lives in Iran. Together, our work aims to secure much-needed support for refugee populations living in fragile settings. With the COVID-19 pandemic far from over, these efforts are now more urgent than ever.
Relief International is proud to announce our selection as the charity partner for the country’s most prestigious Model United Nations program hosted by students at Georgetown University.
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For close to three decades, Somalia has been gripped by war, chronic food shortages, displacement, and climate shocks. Now, the coronavirus pandemic is set to steer the country towards its latest crisis.
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The Philippines is struggling to contain major outbreaks of polio and COVID-19, which hit the island nation’s shores within a six-month period. Relief International partnered with UNICEF to respond to both outbreaks in communities on the island of Mindanao.
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.
More than 700 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Cox’s Bazar District of Bangladesh, host to the world’s largest refugee camp, including almost 30 in the Rohingya camps, compounding fears for a catastrophic outbreak of the deadly virus.
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.