You may have spotted in the news that there has been serious unrest in Bolivia after the recent Presidential Elections, with several deaths and hundreds injured in protests. We’ve been in constant contact with Alalay, and all staff and children are safe, for which we are very thankful.
Of course, we maintain strict political impartiality, but endorse the following statement made by UNICEF Bolivia a few days ago (approx. English translation below):
“With regards to the facts and information of the last few hours, UNICEF reiterates the call to those participating in social demonstrations to avoid confrontations and assure the protection of girls, boys and young people in all places at all times, avoiding their exposure to situations and contexts which could put at risk their physical and emotional wellbeing”
We continue to follow the situation closely and will update our supporters as necessary.