Category: COVID-19

Compassion in Action

Sarvodaya’s Response to the COVID19 pandemic in Sri Lanka – A report

On January 20th of this year, The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern and subsequently, on March 11th, recognized it as a pandemic. The Sri Lankan government imposed nationwide curfew on March 16th to combat the outbreak of the pandemic within the country.  The Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement …

Developing new livelihoods for former migrant female workers returning from working overseas

Donations welcome  Sarvodaya Sri Lanka is embarking on a new project, focused on supporting livelihood development for Sri Lankan migrant women who are returning to Sri Lanka, having worked overseas, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 34% of Sri Lanka’s migrant worker population of 1.8 million people, comprises of women in low-skilled labor in the domestic …

Update on COVID-19 related work in Sri Lanka

Sarvodaya has not only been providing facilities and assistance to those at risk from the virus but more importantly, have been working towards relief programs for those without access to basic provisions and food due to the country going on curfew and lockdown, hampering their livelihoods and ability to source provisions. Read the full story …