For the last few months, the Coronavirus has kept the world on tenterhooks. Shops, restaurants and other businesses had to close from one day to another, which had a tremendous impact on people’s lives and on the local economy. In the poorer countries, the consequences of the crisis could be devastating. The situation in many African and Asian countries may seem remote to us but it affects a huge amount of people. Daily pay is usually barely enough to provide for food and shelter for families and this is becoming more and more difficult due to the current situation. While people are trying to go back to ‘’normal life’’ in and around Luxembourg, it might take much longer in other countries where the consequences might be terrible and where the problematic is more complex.
This is the reason why CSI is currently offering support to some of their partner organizations to fight against the spread of the virus and to lessen its negative consequences (...)
For example in Bangladesh, the „Protibondhi Community Centre“ has been able to distribute 1.524 food packages to families in difficulties with CSI Luxembourg’s aid.Another example, although the support is smaller, is in Rwanda where refugee families that take part in CSI projects have been severely hit by the virus’ consequences. Many of these families have worked a long time to fulfil their needs and have to start from scratch again. At least the food aid can take a small weight off their shoulders.In DR Congo, South Sudan and Tanzania, the partners are now distributing hygiene products such as soap or disinfecting products with CSI’s help. Apart from these products, awareness-raising workshops about hygiene and security measures have been organized and are being programmed in the near future.
CSI is happy to offer its support to people in these countries so that there may be a bit of stability and hope during these difficult times.
CSI’s team is now working from their offices again, which are located in Luxembourg Ville.
Stay safe and healthy!