Despite the COVID-19 crisis, CWS program teams are busy working with civil society partners, local government colleagues, communities and families. In Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects continue with added info-sharing about how the novel corona virus spreads. And, vitally, information is shared about ways to prevent infection. All livelihood initiatives, including support for climate adapted home gardening and animal raising continue too. Some skills training programs, including sewing and masonry, have slowed down because class sizes are limited by social distancing. But, they do continue.
The situation in Myanmar, as CWS Country Representative Marvin Pannell describes in the video below is similar to the situation in the other countries where we are fortunate to continue our work to help ensure that there is enough for all – especially in these challenging times. As Marvin says, we are grateful for CWS CROP Hunger Walk and other donors, who make our work possible.