- May 24, 2020
As many countries around the world brace for the aftermath of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, concern among humanitarian agencies is rising for vulnerable populations most at risk of an economic fallout, particularly undocumented migrants.
Pope Francis and his COVID-19 response commission want to see religious, economic and social life resume, but they question the wisdom of hoping for a return to a “normal” that left so many people struggling.
As the global coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, so far claiming over 65,000 lives, aid agencies are increasingly turning their attention to poor and developing nations that are under-equipped to handle a massive outbreak.
More than once in recent days, Pope Francis has made reference to the “dopo” of the pandemic, using the Italian word for “after.” Friday, the pontiff said the aftermath will face serious issues with poverty, unemployment and hunger.
On the same day that she had a private meeting with Pope Francis, Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi on Facebook endorsed a campaign to help the poor during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak launched by the Rome office of Catholic charitable organization Caritas Internationalis.
In response to the most damaging storm in the modern history of the Bahamas, a regional office of Caritas International has moved forward in its two-year commitment to promote housing refurbishment and mental wellness in the islands.