Faith Actors in the COVID-19 Response

World Vision – December 2020

With now millions of confirmed cases and  well over half a million confirmed  deaths, the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the immediate and long-term well-being of children, families and communities around the world in fragile and stable, urban and rural contexts alike. Wellintentioned government stay at home orders, school closures, movement restrictions and bans on social gatherings, while critical for containing the virus, have had a significant impact on all aspects of life, including religious life and on communities of faith. Without engagement and concerted support efforts at all levels, COVID-19 and certain aspects of response measures have the potential to lead to catastrophic results for the most vulnerable children, families and communities.