The COVID-19 pandemic intersects with the long-standing humanitarian crisis around the borderlands between the United States, Mexico, and the northern triangle countries of Central America. How is the pandemic experienced by different civil society organizations, particularly religiously linked communities? What new programs and processes are emerging in response to the current crisis? How are continuing programs affected?
This event summary highlights contributions to a June 18, 2020 Berkley Center webinar on “The COVID-19 Crisis: Civil Society Responses in Mexico and Along the Border,” drawing on the insights of development leaders and practitioners. The goal is to highlight how civil society and faith-inspired organizations are responding to the crisis and to provide direction for future humanitarian action in Mexico.