Dear Members of the IRU – International Raiffeisen Union,
At this very moment we are all facing the threats and the severe consequences of the worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19.
Unfortunately there is hardly anything else that we can do now other than calling on our solidarity as cooperators within our network. It is essential to the global community that each and everyone of us follows firmly the official restrictions and measures taken in each country, including the hygenic precautions as recommended by the World Health Organisation WHO ( https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 ). Furthermore, we need to show solidarity to those affected most by the virus. We are grateful especially to all the personell in health care services who are doing their best to help.
We would like to assure our deep felt solidarity to all of you.
Let us stay calm and healthy.
President Franky Depickere and Secretary General Andreas Kappes