Global COVID-19 Response
Thank you for your support as Convoy of Hope continues serving people through our ongoing programming around the world in addition to our COVID-19 response.Overview
COVID-19 has impacted all ongoing COH projects in some way; however, our staff and partners around the world continue to serve people living in difficult circumstances due to disaster, humanitarian, and/or COVID-19 related situations. Given that COVID-19 even more deeply impacts families and individuals in vulnerable situations, the relief work we do is that much more important. As the requests and needs around the world continue to skyrocket, Convoy of Hope and our partners around the world are helping as many families and communities impacted by COVID-19 as we are able.
Convoy of Hope has distributed more than 24 million meals in 31 countries around the world. In addition to providing meals, Convoy is also distributing masks, hygiene kits, and training individuals and communities on WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) importance.FAQs
What impact is COVID-19 having on Convoy of Hope’s international work? All 18 countries where Convoy of Hope has regular ongoing program activity have been affected by the pandemic. The impact has disrupted normalcy of life, resulting in school closures and a negative economic impact on families and communities.
Are children still being fed through the Children’s Feeding initiative? While the majority of children are not receiving food in schools due to closures, our teams and partners are making alternative arrangements wherever possible through local churches and other partners to ensure food is available to the children and families we serve.
What happens to Agriculture and Women’s Empowerment programs? Our teams on the ground are working hard to stay engaged with the people we serve through digital communication and phone calls. We are also in the process of creating new, innovative ways to ensure progress can still be made during events such as these.
How is COVID-19 impacting field staff? The health and safety of our field staff is a top priority for Convoy of Hope. Like in the United States, the majority of in-country staff are working from home. Only a few essential staff members are running the warehouses and continuing distributions. We’re asking our field staff to lead by example in their communities and follow the guidance of their local health authorities. Please keep them in your prayers.
Businesses and companies are struggling, so how is Convoy of Hope still providing food to programs? Just like with our domestic response, we have strong relationships with suppliers that continue to provide donations of food and supplies. Additionally, we are monitoring the ability to import food and making contingency plans for local purchases as needed.Update Videos
Information & Resources
COVID-19 Information & Resources
According to the Associated Press, The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared that the global COVID-19 crisis is a pandemic, which they define as a new virus causing sustained outbreaks in multiple regions of the world. This elevated status is causing governments and organizations to reevaluate what they can do to help control the spread of the virus.
Below are resources we’ve gathered regarding COVID-19 that may be helpful to you. We hope they are useful as you evaluate how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.
- CDC Coronavirus Situation Summary
- How to Stay Current with CDC Situation Reports
- CDC Travel Warning Levels
- CDC Resources for Community & Faith Leaders
- World Health Organization COVID-19
- Harvard Medical School Coronavirus Resource Center
- Ease Your Fears: Coronavirus & Travel
- WHO Coaching Videos & Graphics
- Where in the world has COVID-19 spread?
- What are practical ways to prevent the spread of coronavirus at home, in the office, or in public?
- How many cases of COVID-19 are there in the United States?
- What countries are the higher risk to travel to?
- What should I do if I have travel scheduled?
- Should I be wearing a respirator when I leave my house?
- Who is considered high risk to get coronavirus?
- What if someone I know lives in a senior living center?
If you’d like to view a more robust church planning tool, here’s a comprehensive resource from Wheaton College.
*This resource is provided by Convoy of Hope as a courtesy only. Convoy of Hope recommends that you consult authoritative sources for up-to-date information on COVID-19. We hope these links and ideas are helpful, but we do not intend for this to be a substitute for authoritative data and information put out by the Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and other agencies.