COVID-19 has seen an unprecedented Growth in Community Support and Mutual Aid Groups Around the World.​

COVID-19

COVID-19

Community-led Responses to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic saw the rapid appearance and expansion of community support and mutual aid groups around the world as people stepped in to share hygiene and social distancing guidelines and support vulnerable members of society, often when governments and humanitarian organisations were slower to react.

L2GP has been working actively with our colleagues and network since the beginning of the pandemic to explore how community groups are responding to the crisis. Building on our shared experience supporting and implementing sclr, we have been able to share examples of best practice to inspire and guide one another as many local, national and international groups have struggled to respond adequately to the initial and ongoing challenges posed by COVID-19.

Global Responses

Summary of ongoing research

Community Responses to COVID-19

Community Responses to COVID-19

March – August
2020
May
2020
April
2020

Summary of ongoing research

March – August, 2020

Community Responses to COVID-19

May, 2020

Community Responses to COVID-19

April, 2020

COVID-19 Action Research Database

These examples of mutual aid in response to the COVID-19 pandemic during the first 6 months of the crisis were gathered for action-research being conducted by L2GP. They are by no means exhaustive, but are a worthy illustration of the efforts of those affected by the virus to collectively respond and provide mutual aid. Neither the references nor links are owned by L2GP; they are open-source. Any categorisation was for the benefit of the action research, but may be useful to the reader.

Country-specific studies

Marsabit County, Kenya

Sahel region

Myanmar

June – October
2020

A series of videos produced by Mamo Guyo and Darare Gonche, IREMO

July – August
2020

Experiences with COVID-19 from Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger compiled wtih International Media Support (IMS)

June – July
2020

Community and citizen-led responses to COVID-19

Sahel region

July – August, 2020

Experiences with COVID-19 from Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger compiled wtih International Media Support (IMS)

Myanmar

June – July
2020
Community and citizen-led responses to COVID-19