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In times of crisis, stock up on compassion

By Leela Ramdeen, Chair, CCSJ & Director, CREDI

“Our human compassion binds us the one to the other – not in pity or patronisingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future” —Nelson Mandela

Mandela’s words came to mind as I watched images of elderly persons looking in despair at rows of empty shelves in supermarkets in various parts of the UK. At the time of writing, I am in London and hope to return to T&T before British Airways ceases travelling that route from March 27, until travel restrictions are lifted, due to the impact of COVID-19.

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