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Many communities are experiencing significant increases in case rates. In other places, numbers are unknown due to the challenge of implementing wide-scale testing. We are particularly concerned for people living in refugee or poor neighbourhoods, where access to healthcare, clean water and soap is limited.
Interserve workers have become part of these communities, serving alongside local friends. Each of our workers is responding to the unique situation where they are.
Despite the difficult season we are all experiencing, Interserve workers are committed to standing alongside those deeply affected by this crisis. Through Him, we can offer hope in the midst of hopelessness, and your help keeps us going.
In the weeks before the pandemic reached West Asia, Interservers held a session about health and COVID-19 at their community outreach centre. People living as refugees often need to continue working, despite the health risks, in order to provide for their families. Interservers are seeking creative solutions to the difficult problems of caring for others in a time of self-isolation and social distancing. Read more.
One Interserve couple who runs counselling training has moved to offering counselling sessions by online video-conferencing, which are very much needed at this time. They’re seeing people encouraged and strengthened through tough circumstances.