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Caring for each other during COVID-19

Resources for communities in this challenging time

The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the injustices of our world. It also reminds us of that we are all interconnected—and that our health and well-being are dependent on how we treat each other. 

Here are some of the many ways communities worldwide are responding to rising need, with the support of caring people like you.

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Providing support to communities in Guatemala during COVID-19

Thanks to your support of AFSC’s pandemic response efforts, dozens of community members have received food assistance and hygiene supplies.

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Protect people in prisons, jails, and detention centers from COVID-19!

Forced proximity to others and a lack of access to adequate health care in these facilities are particularly dangerous during a pandemic.

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How to create a mutual aid network

Here are some resources for creating meaningful projects to care for your neighbors while maintaining physical distance.

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Download and share this image with your community to promote shared well-being. Artwork by Shirien Damra

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Supporting immigrant communities in Oregon

AFSC's Pedro Sosa discusses how support for communtiies affected by wildfires as they continue to struggle with the impacts of COVID-19 and immigration enforcement. 

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Responding to COVID and working for racial justice in New Orleans

As the pandemic highlights race and class disparities in health care, your support has helped AFSC’s Peace by Piece Program work with community members to improve fresh food access and create safer, healthier neighborhoods.

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AFSC's Farm to Food Bank program grows in New Mexico

Since early March, supporters like you have helped us provide fresh produce to thousands of community members—while supporting local, small-scale farms.

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Helping people in Somalia protect themselves from COVID-19

Thanks to your support, AFSC and local partners are providing hygiene supplies, protective equipment, and vital information to people in refugee camps and other communities.

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Providing aid to communities in El Salvador

Thanks to your support of AFSC’s pandemic response efforts, dozens of community members struggling in this pandemic have received food assistance and hygiene supplies.

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Bringing COVID testing to migrant farmworkers in Florida

As cases continue to rise at alarming rates, AFSC is working to ensure agricultural communities have access to testing, personal protective equipment, and other resources.

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Safeguarding partners in Indonesia during COVID

Thanks to your support, local partners are distributing food, medical and hygiene supplies, and other items to their staff, volunteers, and community members.

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Stories from elders in Gaza

Hear from some of the seniors in Gaza who have received face masks and other essential virus protection items as part of our pandemic relief response.

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The AFSC Pandemic Relief Fund

How donations from our global community are helping communities respond to COVID-19.

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Helping immigrants left out of coronavirus relief

With your support, AFSC is helping to provide financial assistance to immigrants in San Diego and communities around the U.S. while advocating alongside them to end detention and deportation.

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Helping Kenyans protect themselves from COVID-19

Thanks to supporters like you, AFSC and local partners are providing food, personal protective equipment, hygiene supplies, and information to community members in the Mathare settlement in Nairobi.

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The call to #FreeOurYouth during COVID-19

In Chicago, community members are demanding the release of Incarcerated youth—and real investments in their health and future.

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Providing PPE to health care workers in Zimbawbe

Thanks to supporters like you, we can ensure the availability of locally produced medical masks, gloves, coveralls, and other PPE at Gweru Infectious Diseases Hospital—in Zimbabwe third-largest city—and other COVID-19 designated hospitals for at least the next three months. 

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Helping people keep their homes in Atlanta

Here’s how community members in Georgia are working to prevent evictions and protect tenants and homeowners during the pandemic and beyond.

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As we honor health care professionals in this pandemic, we must remember those in Palestine

Join us on June 1 for our social media day of action to honor Palestinian health care heroes. 

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Emergency response update: Migrants in Latin America

How the AFSC community is making a difference for those fleeing violence and poverty. 

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West Virginia shores up its safety net in response to COVID-19

With support from AFSC, community members have created a rapid response network to feed children and seniors and advocated for increased access to critical government programs. 

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Delivering COVID-19 emergency aid kits to seniors in Gaza

With your support, more than 250 elders now have face masks, soap, and other protective supplies—and many more in Gaza and the West Bank will be reached in the weeks ahead.  

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Millions of immigrants are being left out of coronavirus relief

The next COVID-19 relief package must provide health care and other benefits for DACA recipients, TPS holders, farm workers, and all immigrants.

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Why we support the call to #FreeThemAll

No one is served by keeping millions locked up behind bars—not during a pandemic, not ever. 

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As U.N. officials speak out, the call grows to free Palestinian children from detention during pandemic

Our advocacy for Palestinian human rights are more important than ever. Here’s what you can do today.

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Connecting farms to foodbanks

As food banks struggle to meet rising demand, AFSC is supporting local farmers to supply fresh produce to local food banks and keep farms in business.

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Protecting immigrants from COVID-19

No one should ever have to experience life in an immigration detention center—but especially during this pandemic, when forced proximity and a lack of access to medical care are even more dangerous.

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COVID-19 is spreading in U.S. prisons—I’m worried my father might be affected

Government officials must work to protect incarcerated people during this pandemic, writes Kharon Benson. 

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Información sobre el paquete de estímulo del Coronavirus de $2 trillones

Watch this Spanish-language explainer on the $2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package to learn who is included in the bill, and how.

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In San Diego, activists "honk for justice" calling for the release of people in ICE detention

The action was an important way of demonstrating that it is possible to safely hold a nonviolent direct action while raising urgent concerns in these challenging times. 

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Why have ventilators when you can have warplanes?

Even during a pandemic, Congress continues to prioritize weapons of war over public health.

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What working for social justice looks like now

Communities across the country are working to ensure all people are cared for, from providing food to children and seniors to advocating for the protection of people in prisons, jails, and detention centers.

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Stopping COVID-19 in Palestine

Israel must fulfill its legal obligation to ensure that Palestinians have access to needed medical services.

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Are governments violating human rights and civil liberties in responding to coronavirus?

Historically crises have been exploited to introduce dangerous policies—right now may be one of these moments.

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Despite the distance, we can still care for each other during coronavirus

This is a moment for us to find deeper connections with the people around us as we approach this pandemic not individually, but collectively. 

Letter to Congress

Faith organizations call on Congress to prioritize the needs of the poor

We have a moral obligation to ensure adequate resources reach those who don't have the financial ability to weather this crisis

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Advocacy Network for Africa statement on COVID-19

Read the ADNA's statement to Congress on the current COVID-19 pandemic and its spread in Africa.

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