The current spread of the coronavirus effects the work of Dorcas, its partners, our beneficiaries and their communities. We are implementing the needed precautions to ensure the safety and security of our staff and volunteers and we are continuously monitoring the situation in the countries where we work.
Most of the countries Dorcas works in are affected by the coronavirus, as well as the Netherlands, where the International Office of Dorcas is located. National and local governments are taking measurements to prevent spreading of the virus, for example, in many countries, schools are closed and large gatherings are banned. We follow and apply government and World Health Organisation instructions carefully. As such Dorcas meetings and other gatherings have been postponed or cancelled. In many of the Dorcas offices, staff are working from home. Where possible we contribute to awareness raising on preventing spread of the coronavirus. We are also preparing appropriate responses to serious outbreaks of the virus in the countries and communities where we work, in line with our capacities.
24 March 2020