Corona Virus Response
Coronavirus Pandemic 2020
Since November 2019, the spread of the novel coronavirus and its associated disease Covid-19 has affected and continues to affect millions of people across the world.
On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organisation declared the new coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic.
Now the world’s poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America are facing a fresh wave of the epidemic amidst existing global inequality and current humanitarian crises.
We urgently need your help to support the most vulnerable to stop the spread and save lives.
ActionAid’s Response Work so far…
Recently, ActionAid South Africa Country Director, Nondumiso Nsibande was in Mokopane to assist communities with the delivery of food during these difficult times. The focus was on child-headed homes, single parents and the elderly.
Nondumiso said “We are not just living through a public-health crisis, but an economic one. Through unpaid care work, women still effectively provide a huge subsidy to the paid economy.
Women are the ones who are affected the most by the spread of the Corona Virus for one important reason – women make up most of the care workforce in the face of this pandemic and there is little or no recognition of their contribution in compensating them for the value of their unpaid care work. This is another form of exploitation and it should not be allowed to continue.”
Working with Government
Supporting Partner Organisations
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