Landesa and COVID-19


Landesa and COVID-19:

FAQ

How We’re Responding

How We’re Responding

COVID-19 poses an immediate threat to rural communities, where poor sanitation, infrastructure and health services could hasten the transmission and increase the severity of the virus. Longer-term consequences to rural land rights could sow disorder and economic uncertainty in the months to come.

As a global leader in land rights, Landesa is positioned to assist our partners in government and civil society in responding to COVID-19. We’re leveraging our networks in Asia and Africa to provide resources and expertise for local partners on the front lines of this global health crisis.

  • In Liberia, we’re using our nationally broadcast radio program to educate the public on health, hygiene and social-distancing measures to prevent the transmission of the virus.
  • In Tanzania, we’re adapting a mobile application, Law On Your Palm, which connects rural women with access to legal services, to be used to share information about COVID-19.
  • In Myanmar, we’re helping to equip the Forest Department with protective masks and gloves for use by department staff carrying out essential fieldwork.

With much at stake, your support is critically important. Please make a gift today through the “Donate” button and allow us to continue to help millions of rural families.


Landesa and COVID-19:

Frequently Asked Questions

How We’re Responding