Effects of the Corona crisis on the help alliance
The help alliance and its projects have to struggle with serious consequences / Support and solidarity with the beneficiaries are therefore now more important than ever
The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic are currently evident worldwide. Numerous countries are in a state of emergency and everywhere people are forced to comply with unprecedented restrictions and regulations. Also in Germany contact bans, school closures or short-time work force us to changes in private and business life. As an aid organisation with social projects all over the world, the consequences are already visible for us:
- We do everything in our power to continue supporting the great commitment of our employees. Thus, despite the negative impact on our donation income, we are still able to financially support the work of 40 projects this year. For some projects, the funding sums have been reduced and/or postponed to a later date.
- Unfortunately, the second project cycle for 2020 has to be suspended and from 2021 there will be only one project cycle per year (submission deadline probably 31 July).
- We, the help alliance team, have already been working from home for one week, but we are still available for you at any time by phone or email.
The commitment of the help alliance and all its participants lives from working together: closer to the world. Closer to its people. It is about working together as equals and coming together to help disadvantaged people. In times of the dramatic spread of the corona virus, however, it is precisely this interaction that means an increased health risk for everyone and is no longer possible at all in many places. Even if our project managers do not currently have the opportunity to be on site in the projects, they are in close contact with the responsible persons of the partner organisations and try to support the beneficiaries in the best possible way together with us.