The corona pandemic, climate change and protracted conflicts have driven a record number of people to flee their homes. The poorest and most vulnerable people in the world suffer the most.
I was asked this question by a new acquaintance in Bangkok when I told them about the soon expected quarantines restrictions in Bhutan. The question kept haunting me: Why voluntarily go into the midst of Bhutan’s corona restrictions when life in Finland would be much easier?
The global education crisis has deepened due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As many as 1.5 billion children have been out of school during the pandemic. Long-time school closures have caused a setback on education. 50 million children are at risk of dropping out of school permanently. UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 is to guarantee universal, equal, and high-quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030. How do we reach our goal despite the challenges? Answers were sought together in the Fida, Church Aid, Save the Children, and Plan webinar, Back to School?
Helena and Samuel Tedder and their children were narrowly rescued after a flash flood hit their home.
Missionary work can be done in many ways, including the use of professional skills. You can hear more and discuss this type of missionary work at a Fida webinar on August 28, led by Sofia and Jani-Matti Korpela. The webinar is aimed at teachers and other education professionals. Registration is open until 25.8.
The sponsorship is a peek into different cultures and an opportunity to change the world from your home sofa. However, few know that the sponsorship has changed over the years and the sponsor is helping a lot more today than before.
The pandemic started in Cambodia a year late but with a vengeance – Fida employee Lauri Saarni reports: “Extreme poverty is rising by the day”
Poverty has grown rapidly in Cambodia, especially in large cities during the extreme lockdowns. Fida’s work in the countryside continues.
The corona situation in India and Nepal remains difficult. The pandemic has brought new challenges to Fida’s work with sponsored children, providing uncommon forms of support, such as food-aid. The core task to walk beside communities in the long-term remains.