Jean Fortin, CEO
The last few months have been eventful for Terre Sans Frontières (TSF). The COVID-19 pandemic has swept across the globe, disrupting operations at our headquarters and field offices.
We’ve had to adapt, come together, work together and adjust our interventions in order to continue supporting our partners and beneficiaries, as well as establish a contingency plan to protect our team.
Clearly, the work we did in 2019 to improve our crisis management capabilities was worthwhile.
Our staff has made every effort to practise social distancing and has conducted awareness campaigns on how to prevent the spread of the virus.
In some countries, the personnel involved in healthcare activities have found themselves right on the front lines.
The accounts we have collected and posted on our website reveal alarming situations and a battle often fought with limited means.
Fortunately, the impact of COVID-19 in developing countries was not as catastrophic as initially feared, although the number of confirmed cases is still climbing.
What’s more, many women, men and children are keenly feeling the secondary effects of the pandemic. Job loss, the slowdown of income-generating activities, rationing and travel restrictions have made families more vulnerable and aggravated food insecurity.
We must do everything we can to maintain and launch activities and projects that minimize the impact of these secondary effects, while continuing to apply the measures that prevent the spread of COVID-19.
We’re still fighting, and with your support through our LIVING TSF campaign, we’re confident that we’ll win the battle.