COVID-19 has made the past year unlike any other in history. Although the pandemic has affected us all, the sense of isolation, and threats to health and livelihood, felt by forcibly displaced people are especially severe.
The pandemic has had a devastating impact on the 230,000 forcibly displaced individuals in Mindanao - especially children, women, and the elderly. It's not just their health that's in danger - thousands are struggling to meet their basic needs. too many children are out of school. Hunger is on the rise. Recurring armed conflict and climate crisis place them in even greater peril.
Your support is needed now more than ever to help save lives and protect the most vulnerable.
Together, we can scale up water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions, support access to vaccines, protect incomes and livelihoods, and help the most vulnerable children and families in Mindanao recover from the global pandemic. Including them in national health response plans means we will all recover in dignity and safety.
Let us all recover from the pandemic without leaving the most vulnerable behind.