Nairobi, 08 September, 2020 / 8:25 pm (ACI Africa).
The leadership of Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) has, in a report shared with ACI Africa, provided an overview of some of COVID-19 interventions undertaken in various parts of the world, including Africa.
The Tuesday, September 8 report highlights interventions undertaken in the African nations of Burundi, Namibia, Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, South Sudan and Zambia.
“The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has impacted countries around the globe and left people - particularly migrant workers - stranded, impacted livelihoods and pushed people further into poverty,” Salesian Missions officials say in the September 8 report.
They add, “Homeless children who beg on the streets to earn money for a small amount of food to eat are even more at risk. Some countries have limited access to medical care so prevention is even more critical.”
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the officials say, SDB members “have been responding with food, hygiene supplies, medical care and awareness about the virus and prevention strategies.”