A note from Caroline Barber, CEO, Transaid
“This month, we have all faced unprecedented challenges in the wake of Covid-19. Like many organisations, Transaid has been adapting and finding new ways of working. As borders started to close and the rate of infection spread, Transaid worked to ensure our people (staff, consultants and volunteers) travelled safely back to their home countries. On the 16th of March we closed the Transaid office in London, in line with advice from the government. We have postponed some events and activities and are working with our partners to make sure they stay safe and protected. This includes introducing new protocols and ways of working for our colleagues in the field. Whilst the physical distance is a barrier we are still working closely together.
It is times like these that remind us just how vital the transport and logistics industry is to the running of our daily lives. That is why the team Transaid is still hard at work, albeit in our own homes for the UK based team, to continue to solve transport challenges in rural African communities.
We are very proud to be part of an industry that is working tirelessly to keep the supply chains for essential medical supplies, food and other supplies running. To the delivery drivers, warehouse colleagues and support staff – we are incredibly grateful for all that you do.”