A COVID-19 update from our partners in India

Stories | April 8, 2020

As lockdowns came into effect around the globe, CBM Australia remained in close contact with our overseas partners and country offices to monitor the impact COVID-19 lockdowns were having on the communities we worked with.

“India’s Coronavirus lockdown has left huge numbers of people stranded and hungry. You may have heard in the news that the lockdown has created a humanitarian crisis with hundreds of thousands of daily workers and migrants trying to reach home. They are walking hundreds of kilometres,” said CBM India Country Director, Sara.

As CBM India responded to this situation, CBM Australia continued providing assistance to our regional offices in these unprecedented times.

Read the previous update from our partners in India.

“On behalf of those we serve, thank you for being part of the CBM Family and for the amazing support you have shown towards people living in poverty with disabilities.

“The health and safety of our staff is of upmost importance, most office staff are working from home, with our phone and digital channels still open. We will continue to work with our in country staff to ensure appropriate measures are in place for their well-being.

“With hospitals and clinics still open to provide services to the most vulnerable, the most neglected, the most forgotten, CBM Australia is actively working with field partners to ensure essential programs are delivered and people with disabilities are included in response efforts.

“Currently over one billion people are living with disabilities and they are unduly impacted during times of crisis and disaster. It is imperative that CBM continues to work with our partners to ensure no one is left behind.”

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