In developing countries like Ghana, the impact of COVID-19 is significantly more cruel, as the most basic prevention measure—handwashing—is not accessible to all. No running water, compounded with a surge in gender-based violence during stay-at-home orders are threatening the lives of women and girls.
Crossroads is providing vital support to local program partners in Burkina Faso, Eswatini, Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania and Togo to deliver essential services and provide direct community support.
At COVID-19 crisis hit, Crossroads International helped overseas volunteers return to Canada but for many, their thoughts are with the communities they left behind. Check out two video diaries from two Crossroaders in isolation reflecting on their work and the impact of COVID-19.