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 CBM India Country Officer, Dinesh.
While many Community meeting, training and visits to project sites have been suspended for the time being, CBM Australia and CBM India have been formulating new strategies to promote good hygiene practice. “Disabled People’s Organisations in Mathura have been raising awareness within communities on handwashing and following the government guidelines to avoid spreading COVID-19,” noted Dinesh.
CBM Australia and India have also been proactive in supporting preventative measures. Dinesh writes that CBM has already distributed 110 masks and sanitised eye protection to patients visiting NIRPHAD hospital.
CBM Australia continues to carefully monitor and support our overseas Country Offices and offer assistance wherever we can.
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.
Your financial and prayerful support is needed now more than ever to ensure we can continue to protect the most vulnerable. https://www.cbm.org.au/vulnerable