Humankind is in the throes of an unexpected and unprecedented global upheaval. Although initially a health crisis, the situation is being worsened by the social, economic and financial consequences of it. In China at the end of December, it quickly spread through Southeast Asia and now affects all areas where the IECD works. Borders have gradually closed and States have taken the measures needed to protect their population. For many communities, families, people, this crisis comes on top of already very difficult contexts: war and economic crisis in Syria, political, economic and financial crises in Lebanon, tension and uncertainty in Cameroon, persistent extreme poverty in Madagascar and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, etc.
In the current situation, our first thought is for each person involved in the IECD’s programs, how we can help them to work in peace of mind and in the best possible conditions during these difficult times: that health, work, morale, and enthusiasm are preserved!