Far from being a ‘great equalizer’, the coronavirus pandemic has exposed deep inequality throughout our world. Ruth Cooke looks at how Christian Aid partners are working to support vulnerable communities in the IOPT over lockdown.
At the end of this month, Christian Aid’s work in Angola comes to an end after 37 years. Today, on International Human Rights Day, we celebrate some of the success of our Angolan partners, hard won in a very challenging context.
Father’s Day this year falls on 16 June and ‘16 June’ is also the name of a Christian Aid Ireland supported community in Angola. It provides housing for former street children who despite growing up fatherless are now embracing fatherhood.
For hundreds of former street children in Lobito, Angola, ‘16 June’ has a double significance. Not only is it the International Day of the African Child, it is also the name of the community they call home.