Vulnerable families in Lagos, Nigeria benefit from Chris Oyakhilome Foundation’s philanthropic gesture amid COVID-19 pandemic.

Following the outbreak of COVID-19, a defining global health crisis, governments around the world have taken measures to curb the spread of the virus including quarantining, social distancing, closure of businesses, travel bans, restricted movements and lockdowns. However, COVID-19 is much more than a health crisis; it has created devastating social and economic crises as people have lost jobs and sources of livelihood. It is estimated that the socio-economic impact of the pandemic, together with measures to mitigate the spread of the new coronavirus, could potentially be catastrophic for millions of orphaned, vulnerable and excluded children and families around the world.