As the number of COVID-19 cases across Africa are rising consistently, the pandemic is spreading in Africa amidst existing global inequalities, widespread poverty, refugee crisis and disrupted public health and welfare systems.
Extended lockdowns have already had a significant impact socially and economically, further limiting access to food, health care and education. Within a context of conflicting priorities, many children find themselves lacking a safe space to live or access to basic needs. The situation is further exacerbated for girls and children with disabilities.
COVID-19 means that the most vulnerable children are more at risk than ever before. Chance for Childhood needs your support now more than ever before to ensure that, in the future, we can support those children already left behind.
We have launched a dedicated COVID-19 Response Fund to enable us to reach maximum vulnerable children and families as quickly as possible with essential goods and services to ensure they do not suffer amidst a pandemic which is already burdening vulnerable people the greatest. The Response Fund will offer further support to our partners across Africa to adapt programmes and hit the ground running when movement restrictions are lifted and will be as flexible and responsive as possible to meet basic needs as quickly as they are identified.
With your support we can ensure that no child is forgotten
We are determined to do everything we can to support the vulnerable children and communities we work with during this unprecedented time. Children like Shema who is currently in lockdown and unable to access the food and development support he used to receive at an Early Childhood Development Centre supported by Chance for Childhood.
But this is only possible with your help. You can help be there for children like Shema by making a donation today.
Whatever the size of your donation, your generosity will help us to make a real difference to the lives of the most vulnerable children in Africa.
Find out more about how COVID-19 will hit the most vulnerable the hardest.