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Supporter update: Our Coronavirus response

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Information for our supporters about how Humanity & Inclusion is adapting in response to the Coronavirus.

A message to our supporters:

In these uncertain and worrying times, I hope that you and your family are ok.

I would like to thank you for supporting Humanity & Inclusion's work and to let you know how we are adapting in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The WHO has declared COVID-19 a pandemic - a global epidemic. Most of us have never experienced anything like this before. Unfortunately, it is the most vulnerable in society who will be the worst affected.

Here in our UK office, we have implemented a range of measures to combat the spread of the virus, including home working for all staff, the cancellation of meetings and events, and a ban on international travel, along with general advice on hygiene and social distancing.

Our phone line remains open for supporters and we are still able to process donations, but I hope that you understand that this may take longer than normal and we may be less responsive than usual to general enquiries.

In the coming weeks I will update you further about the changes we are making to our projects around the world.

In the meantime, we will work in a spirit of solidarity to slow down the progression of the virus and to protect our families and communities, without forgetting our mission to serve people with disabilities and vulnerable populations worldwide.

More than ever, I am aware that we are all connected, and that it is only by working together that we can build a safer, fairer and more inclusive world.

Thank you again for your support for our work.

In solidarity,

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Vikki Furse
Head of Individual Giving & Communication, Humanity & Inclusion UK

 

 

Date published: 18/03/20

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