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COVID-19

Surviving COVID-19 in the D.R. Congo

Rachel Chimits
June 30, 2020

While their country is rocked to its core by conflict and hardship, our partners in the Congo are working to support and build up their churches and communities.

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, many wondered if it would have relatively little impact in Africa. The majority of countries and cities there had no active cases. The move to close international borders, however, has proved to be extremely detrimental to African nations’ economies.

South America Emerges from the Pandemic

World Challenge Staff
June 25, 2020

Local communities in Brazil are taking the initiative to continue learning and find ways of thriving despite the COVID-19 lockdowns.

This has been a challenging time for so many of us. Lives have been upended; jobs have been lost, and celebrations have been postponed or canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Jacob’s Well communities in Brazil have faced similar challenges, compounded by poverty and limited health care access.

Bringing Blessings Amid COVID-19

Andreas Steffensen
June 15, 2020

Around the world, churches and our partners are working together to bless their communities caught in the coronavirus pandemic.

Since March 24th, the Cuban government has shut down grocery stores, with a few exceptions, to ration food supplies throughout the country. For many locals even being able to eat one meal a day has become a struggle.

Making Peace at Home

Rachel Chimits
June 9, 2020

World Challenge partners around the world but particularly in Central Asia are working to make children safe at home despite the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chances are good that if you’re a parent, you can quote Ephesians 6:1-3 by heart. “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honor your father and mother’ (this is the first commandment with a promise), ‘that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.’”

Caught Inside but Not Isolated

Natasha Likollari
May 19, 2020

Internet access isn’t always a given, even in Europe, so partners in Albania are working to make sure that everyone has the correct information but also stays encouraged.

Since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Albania, the government has taken very strict measures to contain the disease and protect people. This situation caught us all unprepared; but for Roma communities, more than anyone, this lockdown is like the end of the world.

Addressing COVID-19 in India

World Challenge Staff
May 14, 2020

Even though lockdown measures may be lifting for countries in Europe and America, others are still grappling with the coronavirus. 

Of course, the hot topic on most everyone's mind at this time is COVID-19. That is no different here in India. Most of the country was waiting anxiously to hear what decision the Prime Minister would make about the deadline for the "curfew" imposed earlier.

Overcoming COVID in Cuba

Benjamin Demblowski
May 12, 2020

Life on this Caribbean island has become anything but paradise since the coronavirus lockdowns began, but locals are bringing heaven to earth as they care for one another.

Since March 24th, the Cuban government has shut down all tourism, hotels, schools and local transportation services in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Borders have also been shut down, cutting off major sources of supplies and the ability for many to find work.