The coronavirus, which invaded the Netherlands in late February 2020, continues to spread. Globally and nationally, its number of victims is growing apace and it’s impossible to predict the full extent of what the WHO has classified as a worldwide pandemic. In every country where United Way is active, we do our best to counteract the virus’s destructive effect, especially where its social and health-related consequences are concerned. 

In the Netherlands, we are working closely with our partners to ensure that existing programmes can continue, with the right support delivered in the right way and at the right time. In particular, we are working on initiatives to address the mental health issues caused by the need for social distancing and self-isolation.

We want our network, in its entirety, to rest assured that United Way the Netherlands is strictly observing the restrictions imposed by the Dutch government. Where possible, we do our work remotely, and we ensure that our volunteers and those of our partners are properly briefed about the prevailing guidelines.

For additional information please contact Julie Barikmo:
julie.barikmo@unitedway.nl

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