Africa - Jesuits commit to work together amidst the Covid-19 pandemic

The Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) made an unprecedented move and commitment to work together to accelerate social support for the urban poor in Africa amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. Effective social protection systems for the poor to ensure that they have access to basic life necessities such as water, housing and food are crucial when a crisis like COVID-19 hits, says the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM). The Jesuits are concerned that in many countries in Africa, such systems remain limited in coverage and will need significant upgrading to respond to a pandemic like COVID-19. Read more…