Emergency and Famine Response
Being prepared to respond quickly and effectively to different disaster events, and reduce their impact, is vital. In the developing world this is especially important because economic instability and lower levels of development mean that countries and their people are typically more vulnerable to the shocks of disaster than those in the developed world.
The impact of COVID-19 on 1.3 million vulnerable JAM beneficiaries calls for collective and urgent response. Pre-existing drivers such as poverty, food insecurity, epidemics, droughts, flooding, lack of water and sanitation, poor service delivery, low education levels, unequal access to information and civil strife will complicate the effects on these communities. And with the widespread shutdown of schools over 200,000 children are deprived of vital nutritional support. These are children and their families dependent on JAM’s school meals.
Please visit our Covid-19 Response page for more information and to donate.