Same Pandemic, Different Worlds – Part 1
What does this crisis look like for refugees and other people living on the margins? Here are six of the realities that will make this virus more terrifying – and deadly – for the people we serve.
From Saboteur to Ally
Reverend Emack Jackson pastors a church of 500 people in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp in Tanzania. Rev. Jackson, a Congolese refugee himself who’s lived in this camp for more than 20 years, has seen firsthand the heartache and brokenness suffered by…
Mothers, Malaria and Malnutrition
For many mothers around the globe, the threat of this deadly disease harming their children is not something new — it’s something additional. On a normal day, contaminated drinking water could lead to diarrhea that results in severe dehydration in their child. On a normal night, a mosquito could bite their baby and inject life-threatening malaria. In a normal week, a mother might only be able to scrape together enough food to provide her children with one meager meal per day.
Praying During a Pandemic
Today is the National Day of Prayer. For many of us, it is also the seventh or eighth straight week of staying home to avoid COVID-19. Even though we may be separated from our families, friends, and co-workers, we can…
In This Together: Field of Dreams Corporate Sponsors Mobilize During COVID-19
If there is one bright spot during the COVID-19 global pandemic, it’s the way we’ve seen the world come together. Individuals, governments, non-profits and corporations are working toward a singular goal: stopping the spread of this deadly disease.
Refugees’ Main Defense Against COVID-19
Across the world in a refugee settlement, COVID-19 takes on a different meaning. In a small refugee home where families often have 10 people living in one room, social distancing is a luxury many cannot afford. Self-isolation is not an…
To Our Volunteers – Thank You for Your Time
Over the past 40 years, volunteers have given of their time and talents, touching millions of lives. Whether a hurricane, a famine, a refugee crisis or a pandemic, they’ve shown up. Read about just a few of the ways volunteers have answered the call to serve in the last few months.
Hope for a Guatemalan Hospital
At Medical Teams International, we provide life-saving medical care for vulnerable individuals around the world. Now that COVID-19 has entered every country where we work, access to critical medical supplies for our health care workers is more important than ever.
3 Ways to Help Fight COVID-19
In this global fight against COVID-19, every bit of help matters. From the scientists working to develop vaccines to the people sewing masks to restaurant owners sending meals to exhausted doctors and nurses — we’re all in this together. At…
Love in Action in the Time of Coronavirus
It’s hard to believe that an animal-borne disease from the other side of the world has, over the course of four months, spread to more than 200,000 people in 156 countries across the globe. For those of us in the…