Latin America & The Caribbean

Latin America & The Caribbean

Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting partners in Latin America & the Caribbean in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting partners in Latin America & the Caribbean as they provide food, hygiene and cleaning kits and other emergency assistance to vulnerable communities that have been impacted.

 

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Brazil

Servicio Anglicano de Diacono e Desenvolvimento (SADD), the development arm of the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil, is providing food, hygiene and cleaning supplies to women, adolescents and children, particularly those in vulnerable communities such as those without homes, domestic violence survivors and other low-income communities. SADD is also distributing PPE such as face masks and lab coats to healthcare workers. 

 

Colombia

With Episcopal Relief & Development’s support, the Episcopal Anglican Church is providing essential assistance to marginalized groups in response to COVID-19. Colombians are only allowed to leave their homes for food and medical supplies and one hour of exercise per day. This shutdown has particularly impacted the elderly and informal gig workers who make up 40-60% of the population. The Church has transformed St. Paul’s Cathedral and Church of the Divine Savior, both in Bogotá, into distribution centers where food, personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical supplies can be distributed to groups who have been impacted by the national shutdowns and resulting loss of income.

 

Ecuador

The Episcopal Diocese of Ecuador Litoral is responding to the pandemic by distributing food and medical supplies to the elderly, single women and children in highly impacted areas of coastal Ecuador. Additionally, the diocese is supporting 200 families who have lost their jobs and livelihoods due to the government imposed shut-downs. Diocesan staff is providing food and other emergency supplies to these highly vulnerable groups.

 

Honduras

The Episcopal Diocese of Honduras, with the support of Episcopal Relief & Development, is providing emergency assistance to families who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic recession the pandemic has caused. Many Hondurans rely on money sent from family members in the United States and Spain who have similarly lost their sources of income due to stay at home orders. The diocese is distributing food such as corn, beans and rice to families who have been particularly impacted by the coronavirus.

 

Panama

The Episcopal Church of Panama is supplying food baskets and other emergency assistance to families who have been particularly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in northern and central Panama. Staff and volunteers have implemented appropriate social distancing protocols to reduce the potential spread of the virus while distributing the food baskets, which include dry food, milk, soap and detergent.