To.org accelerates earth’s most vital ventures. Founded by Nachson and Arieh Mimran, the organization’s central belief is that in order to heal the world we must be creative in our approach.
Right now, we are all being told to ‘stay home’, for our own safety as well as the safety of our fellow humans. But many people do not have the luxury of staying home, including the 70 million people around the world who are displaced or live as refugees. This is why To.org has teamed up with the TOGETHER FUND.
The TOGETHER FUND has been launched to raise vital funding for the United Nations' COVID-19 Solidarity Fund for WHO and Médecins sans Frontières, as well as groundbreaking programs delivering the Global Goals and a healthy planet who need our support now more than ever.
As a partner of the TOGETHER FUND, and in collaboration with our partners at Alight, To.org will implement measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Uganda’s Nakivale settlement, home to 100,000 refugees, thousands of whom have newly fled here to escape conflict in DRC.
To.org has had a presence in Nakivale for the last 3 years, working to address the many crises facing the refugee population. With COVID-19 rapidly spreading around the world, displaced populations need more support than ever, particularly in refugee settlements where health and other basic services are already stretched to capacity. In a pandemic, refugees are at far greater risk than the rest of us - more likely to be malnourished, immunocompromised, or to have underlying health conditions, and less likely to have access to adequate health care or good information.
Throughout Nakivale, To.org is activating training initiatives and public health messaging campaigns, as well as investing in small business enterprises to produce and distribute critical supplies, empowering those most at risk so even if they can’t ‘stay home’ they can still protect themselves and their loved ones.
The money sent to Nakivale will mirror the overall objectives of the TOGETHER FUND mission: helping communities access the information and care they need, and supporting tracking and prevention measures to assist those at the frontlines of care.