COVID-19 response: building brighter futures for vulnerable children in Africa

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The impact of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis is exacerbating the complex issues that vulnerable children and communities across Africa had already been facing before the disease hit the continent in mid-February this year. As the pandemic overwhelms already struggling healthcare services, secondary impacts of COVID-19 will threaten more children’s lives than the virus itself.

While drawing on experience responding to disease outbreaks such as Ebola, World Vision is active on the ground and scaling up its prevention and response work across 26 countries in Africa (including in fragile contexts) in collaboration with local authorities, frontline health workers, academic institutions, faith leaders and communities, and local NGOs. Together we can encourage hope, empower communities and change children’s lives even in the midst of a global pandemic.