Refugee organizations during COVID-19

The COVID-19 global pandemic has adversely impacted people around the world, including refugees. During the pandemic, refugee organizations are self-sustaining by offering refugees in their communities basic needs provisions and resources to remain safe and secure from the easily transmittable coronavirus.

Young African Refugees for Integral Development (YARID) in Kampala, Uganda, developed a COVID-19 response program that distributes food, soap and masks to urban refugees, the elderly, and people living with disabilities. YARID aims to continue this response programs for as long as the global pandemic exists and has been adapting to this new way of life currently.

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