Meal-a-Day’s mission is, ”as a practical witness to our faith, to share the blessings we receive from God to help those in real need in the less developed parts of the world”.
The coronavirus pandemic is global, and impacts are being felt across the world, including the countries in which Meal-a-Day operates. We recognise that many people in Europe are being adversely impacted in many ways, but we like to share how Meal-a-Day projects are affected.
Whilst the number of cases across Africa are currently very low, there is significant concern that when the virus spreads, many people living in rural areas and the poorest urban areas (places where CMaD typically operate) will not have access to the sanitation, hygiene and health services required to stem the spread. Up to three quarters of people living in rural parts of these countries do not have the facilities at home to wash their hands, and a ‘lockdown’ quarantine in these areas is very difficult, because people cannot stock up, but rather they live hand to mouth.
Meal a Day have already taken action across all of the projects we support to help to protect the children from the virus to a good extent, but it falls well short of the standards we see in the UK or Belgium. Below you will see a brief update from a number of our core projects, so you can get a glimpse of how the projects have been impacted, how the children are being protected and what we are doing in very difficult circumstances.
Updates from Meal a Day Core Projects
In times like this, our only source of help is The Lord. Please join us in praying for the world during these uncertain times, and for the return of Jesus.
May God bless you and keep you safe.