West Africa suffers from chronic drought, poor economic infrastructure, and weak government services in education and health. World Renew assists the local churches with an anti-harassment of school girls program and trauma healing.
COUNTRY COVID UPDATE
Overall, countries in the region have seen a decrease in reported cases through August and December.
World Renew staff continue to feel hopeful that the government’s strong and decisive action have minimized the number of cases in the region and helped to control the virus. World Renew’s work in the region continues, including conservation agriculture, maternal and child health, and village savings and loan, using some modified approaches that respect physical distancing. Our trauma-healing work also continues, which is disseminated through the radio and continues to inspire hope and healing in families and communities. In addition, World Renew is distributing handwashing kits throughout the region to aid governments in slowing the transmission of the virus.