|Posted on:||Thursday, 19th August, 2021|
Today is World Humanitarian Day and in this photo blog we’re celebrating some of the incredible humanitarian workers around the world who have been risking their lives to protect those most at-risk during the Coronavirus pandemic. People with disabilities have been among those most affected by the pandemic – but we also recognise today the vital role that many people with disabilities and Disabled People’s Organisations have played in responding to it.
On days like today, and always, we give thanks for the hard work and dedication of all humanitarians workers, overcoming unprecedented hurdles to help others in need.
Occupational Therapist, Ariful, visits people living with disabilities to provide support and information about COVID-19.
A member of a local Disaster Management Committee, trained by CBM DPO partner Centre for Disability in Development (CDD), raise awareness about COVID-19 and conduct disinfection activities in Savar Municipality.
A member of a local Disaster Management Committee, trained by CBM DPO partner CDD, conducts disinfection activities in Savar Municipality.
Psychosocial counsellor, Fahmida, explains the importance of hand-washing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Democratic Republic of Congo
Nene is Head of Low Vision Services for CBM DPO partner RAC – here she gives food packages to 12-year-old Hugo who is blind.
Official launch of water well drilling work, to provide clean water at the Centre for the Blind in Kinshasa.
Volunteers at CBM’s DPO partner RAC prepare food parcels for distribution to people in need.
Hagos, a member of CBM’s DPO partner Ethiopian Centre for Disability and Development (ECDD), hands out food parcels to people with disabilities.
Project staff at CBM’s partner Cheshire Foundation Action for Inclusion prepare sanitation and hygiene materials for distribution in communities.
Food and sanitary items being distributed to people in the Amhara region, by staff at CBM’s DPO partner ECDD.
Staff from CBM’s DPO partner ASORO at the end of a day delivering emergency aid parcels in Chiquimula.
Roxlin, a young woman with spina bifida, receives an emergency aid parcel containing sanitary pads and hygiene items to protect against COVID-19 – from CBM’s DPO partner ASORO.
Staff at CBM’s partner Sundarban Social Development Centre (SSDC) bring COVID-19 relief parcels by boat, to Patharpratima West Bengal, to reach remote communities in need.
Volunteers at CBM’s partner SSDC packaging food to distribute to communities in West Bengal, including people with disabilities.
Volunteers at CBM’s partner SSDC travelling by van to reach remote communities.
A volunteer from CBM’s DPO partner the National Federation of the Disabled Nepal (NFD-N) serves water to people waiting for COVID-19 relief parcels.
Prayask from CBM’s DPO partner NFD-N demonstrates a COVID-19 awareness brochure developed as part of the project.
Staff from CBM’s DPO partner NFD-N carry COVID-19 food parcels to people in Indrawati Rural Municipality.
Health worker, Pratima, demonstrates the step-by-step hand-washing technique to ensure people are protected from COVID-19.
A community volunteer from CBM’s partner GAMMUN assists an elderly woman to pick up her COVID-19 relief parcel.
A community volunteer from CBM’s partner GAMMUN delivers COVID-19 relief parcels to the homes of people with disabilities.
Health worker Elenor demonstrates the proper way to wash hands, to protect against COVID-19 – as part of CBM’s response together with DPO partner Simon of Cyrene Community Rehabilitation and Development Foundation.
Health worker Elenor helps a young boy to fill out a distribution sheet for cash assistance during COVID-19, as part of the response programme through CBM’s partner Simon of Cyrene.
Health workers from CBM’s partner Simon of Cyrene have a photo together after completing cash assistance distribution in Jovellar.
8-year old Arthur and his grandmother receive food parcels from staff at CBM’s partner the National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU) in Kampala.
Delivery man, Nicholas (right), helps offload maize flour for distribution to communities during COVID-19, by staff and volunteers at CBM’s partner DPO NUDIPU.
Samuel from CBM’s partner DPO NUDIPU helps offload food items from a boat, to be distributed to people in need at Buvuma Island.
Umaru (right) receives maize flour and rice as part of CBM and NUDIPU’s COVID-19 response in Uganda.
Ms. Quach Tra My from CBM’s partner Aid for Social Protection Program Foundation Vietnam visits people with disabilities, poor households and the elderly, to provide aid packages during COVID-19, including cooking oil, hand sanitizer, mouthwash, soap, masks, milk and rice.
Image copyright: Bangladesh ©CBM. DRC ©CBM. Ethiopia ©CBM/ECDD. Guatemala ©CBM. India ©CBM/SSDC. Nepal ©CBM. Nigeria ©CBM/GAMMUN. The Philippines ©CBM/SOC/Solano. Uganda ©CBM. Vietnam ©CBM/AFV.