Last year, as coronavirus spread rapidly around the world, an alarming question arose: how would vulnerable communities cope?
Nations with vast resources struggled to contain the virus. So what about refugee camps, where social distancing isn't possible? Or in places where there is limited access to safe water for handwashing?
As soon as the potential scale of the problem became apparent, Tearfund's global network of local Christian organisations swung into action. Hygiene kits were assembled and distributed. Safety messaging was delivered from pulpits, printed on leaflets and broadcast on the airwaves. Food parcels and cash vouchers were given out to people who had lost their income because of lockdowns.