In East Africa, drought followed by flooding and locusts have wiped out crops. People are hungry. Children are undernourished and at heightened risk of life-long disability – that’s if they survive.
Compromised immune systems and added health and rehabilitation needs make those with disabilities even more at risk of coronavirus infection.
These families have no reserve to weather COVID-19. Please help them survive the next few months.
“Where all humankind of the global village have collectively become vulnerable, children, caregivers, youth and adult persons with disability are more vulnerable and at high risk of coronavirus infection.” – Tigabu Gebremedhin, Community Based Inclusive Development Advisor, Ethiopia