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Coronavirus Impact On Global Aid

Catholic Relief Services

The coronavirus has touched every corner of the world. But some populations are all too familiar with ‘pandemic.’ They’re often under- served people in poor countries where global aid already is at work. How are those nonprofits doubling down to communicate accurate information about this fast moving virus … at the same time they keep their own workers safe? We talk with Anta (AHNta) James, who works for Catholic Relief Services in West Africa, to hear how lessons from the Ebola outbreak inform their work. And C-R-S president Sean Callahan says that an added health crisis could cripple already vulnerable areas. For more information about how you can assist COVID-19 overseas work by Catholic Relief Services, visit this link.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Melissa Gerr is a producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'