Our Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread around the world and disrupt operations for many organizations, IFDC is taking measures to ensure our staff, beneficiaries, and partners remain healthy as we continue our work from home and in accordance with guidelines provided by international health organizations.
IFDC has a presence in more than 20 countries where the spread of coronavirus poses a substantial threat. We want to make sure our work does not exacerbate the problem. As such, we have updated our operations policies and made certain recommendations for staff:
- All international travel is currently banned.
- National travel is heavily restricted.
- All staff are encouraged to work from home, unless their job provides essential services.
- We are taking a country-by-country approach and follow all instructions from donors and national and international health agencies. We request our staff observe all government instructions and guidelines to ensure safety of people, family, and partners.
We are continuing to perform internal risk assessments and scenario planning to ensure the safety of our staff while continuing our mission – as much as possible – to increase soil fertility, empower farmers, and create efficient markets. We continue to stand with our staff and beneficiaries during this unprecedented crisis.
Our apologies if information requests are delayed as a result of adapting to these new circumstances.
Below is some information on the coronavirus and how individuals can help stop further spread of the disease.