Families and individuals are facing immediate hardships: rent is due, food prices are rising, layoffs continue, access to healthcare is being lost, and those who are most vulnerable in the criminal justice system are not being adequately protected from the coronavirus. Additionally, refugees and migrants living in crowded settlements with little access to clean water and soap, space to physically distance and other basic needs are experiencing the worst of the virus.
Congressional leaders are in the final days of negotiations on a COVID-19 relief bill that risks leaving out the poor and vulnerable. Click here and here to support those who are poor and vulnerable during this pandemic, not only to prevent the spread of this virus, but also famine, preventable deaths and disaster.
Read more about the needs of specific populations here.