Last Updated: 07/09/2020
While numbers of COVID-19 cases remain relatively low in Togo, they continue to rise, and every district has now reported cases of the disease. Borders are closed, public meetings of more than 15 people are banned, and schools are closed except for students taking exams. Masks are required in public. Compassion child development centers are closed.
Compassion’s partner church staff members are taking food packages to vulnerable children, monitoring the health of children and families, delivering medical funds in cases of illness, and praying continually. Staff members have been encouraged to limit face-to-face visits when possible for safety and are communicating with families via phone and video calls and local radio programming. They have been able to safely deliver 104,265 food packs and 117,574 hygiene kits to families, in addition to providing medical support to 6,831 individuals. Some church partners have been able to install hand-washing centers for community use.