Amongst all the bad news (and there is more than enough of that to go round) we should share the good
A young relative of mine is in a middle eastern country, working in a new job. That country is suddenly restricting travel. She does not have much money, is desperate to get home to be near family, including her mum who is in a very vulnerable condition despite not being old. I contacted someone I worked with who has contacted someone who has contacted someone. There is now a very small whatsapp group set up in which a person who has expertise in the country in question, and contacts, has made themself available to my young relative to give her advice and reassurance. It may not sound much, but to someone currently stranded a long way from home and scared this is huge, and a lovely gesture from someone who very many of you would have at least heard of if I were to name them.
p.s. and said person has just spent nearly an hour of their working day living up to that offer, making calls, making introductions to local people, all for a scared young stranger - utter legend