The COVID-19 pandemic has put our one human family in crisis.
It is estimated that:
- 265 million people could face starvation by the end of 2020.
- The economic fallout from COVID could push an additional half a billion people into poverty.
- Only 1 in 5 people in low-income countries are covered by safety net programmes
And it is the most vulnerable and marginalized, such as refugees, women and Indigenous Peoples, who will disproportionately suffer the worst impacts.
We are at critical juncture for our common home. We must come together to support a global recovery to the pandemic that moves us towards a more sustainable and equitable future for all.
Fundraise for Development and Peace
Help us in spreading solidarity by organizing your own fundraising activity. Launch your own fundraising page and ask your friends to support you.
Take action for a just recovery
Development and Peace has signed on to the Six Principles for a Just Recovery and has joined the ecumenical initiative For the Love of Creation. Sign the For the Love of Creation petition and take the intergenerational pledge for our common home.
We invite you to pray all those experiencing the worst impacts of COVID-19 with our campaign prayer.
You can also reflect on how you can care for our common home in this time of pandemic, with our spiritual reflection and reflection on integral ecology.