The COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented in recent history.
It is public health as well as a humanitarian crisis that is impacting the lives, health and livelihoods of people around the world.

JAM International stands in solidarity with the global humanitarian community as we look to support our beneficiaries including the most vulnerable children and their communities.

1.3 million JAM beneficiaries in fragile contexts in South Sudan, Uganda, Angola, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Mozambique and South Africa are highly vulnerable.
Pre-existing drivers of vulnerability such as poverty, food insecurity epidemics, recent natural disasters (droughts and flooding), lack of water & sanitation, poor service delivery, low education levels, unequal access to information, civil strife etc, are all likely to complicate the effects of COVID-19 for these communities.

The capacity to implement physical distancing in most fragile settings is challenging, particularly in urban slums, internally displaced peoples and refugee camps.
In rural contexts, extended family members are sharing living spaces leading to social mixing with catastrophic outcomes.

Lack of access to clean water, hygiene or any sanitation, will further intensify the risk of the spread of COVID-19 and other water-borne diseases.

Our appeal is for US $ 2million to support our response teams in controlling the spread of COVID-19 pandemic through:

    • Provision of hygiene-kits, soap, water and installation of hand-washing stations and promotion of hygiene best practices for communities in rural & urban areas as well as in refugee settlements
    • Provision of information relating to the risks of COVID-19, its transmission and how to protect oneself and others
    • Promotion of preventive measures and training of community members, community-based organizations, leaders and teachers on how best to prepare for and respond to health emergencies and epidemics
    • Supporting vulnerable families to establish kitchen gardens and provide vegetable seeds to ensure rural and urban household access to nutrient-dense vegetables during lockdowns and quarantine
    • Working with Governments, UN partners, Donors and other NGOs to identify and advocate for innovative and safe delivery of humanitarian assistance during nationwide lockdowns and quarantine
    • Provision and distribution of emergency food supplies

With the widespread shutdown of schools, close to 200,000 children are deprived of vital nutritional support. These are children whose families experience severe food insecurity and are normally dependant on JAM’s school feeding programmes to help ease food and financial burdens.

From our Country Offices, Affiliates and the Global Support Office, JAM International has a team of highly skilled humanitarian responders in areas including water, sanitation & hygiene, health and nutrition and distribution logistics. JAM International is ready to respond.

Joint Aid Management (JAM International) is appealing for US $ 2million to support our Response teams in controlling the spread of COVID-19 pandemic

How you can help:

JAM is an international NGO with many offices, please click on the map or flags below to be redirected to the donation page in your country.
Each of our country (affiliate) offices are independently registered in their respective countries and able to provide tax receipts for your donation.