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To protect their staff and do their part to #flattenthecurve the CBM Nepal Country office staff have all been working from home. Rita oversees the mental health projects for Nepal – an area that only grows in importance as daily life and access to essential services are impacted by COVID-19. Nepal shares borders with India and...

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, we are glad to report CBM Australia was able to assist in the delivery of assistive devices to nearly 100 children living with disabilities in the Oromia region of Ethiopia, before the crisis hit. Over the last six months devices including wheelchairs, crutches, visual aids, spectacles and hearing aids were distributed by...

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, CBM remains committed to amplifying the voice of people with disabilities who are increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of COVID-19. Despite government support, there are concerns for people living with disabilities: “There is no regular work,” writes our CBM Philippines Field Coordinator, Evelyn. She agrees that for many people...

CBM Australia has been concerned for the health of our partners and projects in light of the recent health crisis, and we are maintaining close contact. Most offices are closed and staff, like Mai from our Vietnam office, are working from home, in close phone contact with our partners as they work to develop local...

“All of our partners have excellent skills in community mobilisation and disability inclusion and are well connected to the communities they have been working with as well as local health providers. Together we will work to maintain these relationships throughout this crisis and ensure those most vulnerable are not left behind,” states our Indonesia Country...

As the COVID19 crisis continues to unfold, CBM offices everywhere are working hard to contain the crisis. “The situation in India is also not so good but the government has taken precautionary measures and imposed total lockdown across India. Some of the States have imposed a curfew for the safety of the public,” writes our...

As the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) are felt by more and more people here in Australia and around the world, CBM is committed more than ever to ensuring people with disabilities are not left behind and continue to access their human rights. Even in difficult and uncertain times, we are reminded of Christ’s call to love...

CBM is supporting the call of Australian church leaders for Christians to pray together, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that is gripping the world. Christians are encouraged to set their alarms to pray for 19 minutes at 1900 hours (7pm) each day, no matter what their time zone. “We believe prayer changes things,” says Nathan Brown,...