Emergency rations distributed through Miracle School, Pakistan

(COVID-19 emergency rations distributed through Miracle School, Pakistan)

You can help someone survive the COVID-19 lockdown.

The COVID-19 crisis has put our most vulnerable communities in an impossible situation.

As the isolation period continues with no work available and no way for breadwinners to support their families, daily survival of community members has become a priority for Anglican Aid’s project partners.

In our daily conversations with international project partners, we are hearing of the new desperation they are being confronted with.

“Lockdown of brick kilns and all the factories also caused great unemployment…. these people are not getting any salary/wages from the factories owners. None of them have food for their children.” - Miracle School, Pakistan

“All schools in Zambia were closed on Friday 20 March. This is especially concerning for us as ICCS provides a hot nutritious meal each day to students…around 280 meals. With the school closed for the foreseeable future we fear for the health of our students.” - Ipalo Christian Community School, Zambia

 

Anglican Aid is supporting 12 projects with COVID-19 humanitarian relief in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

By God’s grace and your generosity, Anglican Aid has already sent $92,000 to relieve the effects of COVID-19 lockdowns overseas.

Your prayer and financial giving can make all the difference. Can you help?

We are working with on-the-ground teams to provide the following:

ANUGRAH DISABILITIES, India (Disability Inclusion, Children’s Empowerment)
Assessing families who are the most vulnerable to get them supplies, including medicine for those who struggle with mental health. There are 600 people in the target area. Distributing health and awareness material in the Hindi language. Continuously calling people with disabilities and their families to make sure they are safe and have enough supplies.
> Give supplies and medicine to families with disability

ASHRAFEA, Jordan (Refugee Assistance)
Food parcels for 60 families to have their basic needs met - from rice, sugar, oil, beans, milk for 7-10 days. Serving low-income Jordanians, Iraqi refugees, and Egyptian migrants.
> Give food parcels

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP, DRC (Congo): (Emergency Assistance)
Crisis meals for those in the community without income to meet basic nutritional needs for their families. Distribution of information about hygiene measures and how to prevent diseases, especially to schools and clergy who can then inform their communities.
> Give crisis meals in the Congo

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP, Madagascar (Emergency Assistance)
Share food packages and survival items to last some days (rice, oil, soap). This will also help people to stay home to fight against Coronavirus. The money will be distributed through churches affected by the lockdown. Food packages will be delivered to each vulnerable house individually, allowing churches in Madagascar to demonstrate Christ’s love to the needy and show them that God cares for them.
> Give food packages in Madagascar

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP, Tanzania (Emergency Assistance)
Provide handwashing supplies and food reserves for the 68 parishes of Tanzania's Anglican Diocese of Lake Rukwa already suffering from a very poor harvest and potential famine. As churches remain open during this time of lockdown, they are important community meeting places and sources of assistance for people who are hungry and without income. Each bag of maize costs roughly $30AUD and beans cost roughly $90AUD per bag.
> Give food for churches to meet community needs in Tanzania

DAMASCUS CHURCH AID, Syria (Refugee Assistance) Food hampers and basic household supplies, including detergent and nappies for 180 families in Damascus - mostly refugees who have been displaced by the Syrian war. Delivering medical aid to elderly people. Care packages are being distributed individually to avoid overcrowding.
> Give food hampers to refugees in Syria

HEADING NORTH, Ethiopia (WASH, Income Generation)
Distribute food relief, sanitiser and soap. Essential sanitation facilities including water for hand washing and toilets to prevent the spread of infection. Running income generation projects, such as sustainable farming, to help the affected community become self-sufficient and insulate them from the affects of widespread lockdowns.
> Give food, water, and income in Ethiopia

INTERNATIONAL NEPAL FELLOWSHIP, Nepal (Overseas Development)
Preparing Covid-19 wards at the Green Pastures Hospital, producing supplies of Personal Protection Equipment and hand sanitiser for the hospital and local health centres. Training staff in responding to COVID-19. Producing public information material to educate the community and supplying food packages to destitute families.​
> Help the Green Pastures Hospital in Nepal

IPALO CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY SCHOOL, Zambia (Children’s Rights, Education)
Regular food packages for the 160 families represented at the school, to sustain the health of students while not at school, and the health of their families. These packages will be distributed from the school observing social distancing rules. Each family receives a large bag of mealie meal, beans, cooking oil, salt and soap.
> Give food packages in Zambia

MIRACLE SCHOOL, Pakistan (Children’s Rights, Education)
Essential rations for children and families of enslaved brick-kiln workers, around 800 families. Access to safe, clean water from rainwater tanks and soap for handwashing, to prevent the spread of infection. Translating public health information about handwashing and sanitation into Urdu.
> Give rations, clean water, and sanitation education in Pakistan

ONE2ANOTHER, Pakistan (Overseas Development)
Food packs for 100 families who have no source of income due to the lockdown. Packs include fresh vegetables and dry goods including tea, lentils, chickpea flour, salt, spices, and soap.
> Give food packs to 100 families

RORYA WATER AND SANITATION, Tanzania (WASH)
Training in personal hygiene, health and sanitation education within schools and the wider community to prevent the spread of diseases. Drilling of boreholes to provide access to safe, clean water for drinking and handwashing.
> Give water and sanitation education

UMTHOMBO WEMPILO, South Africa (Women’s Empowerment - supporting women to escape sex work)
Visits to the women with food packages, with special permissions from the local authorities. Modified support in the form of phone calls to affirm and pray with vulnerable women (rather than via the drop-in centre) and provide counselling. Many of the women are migrants from Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Lesotho and are particularly exposed to health risks due to the nature of their situation. 
> Support women to escape sex work


Can you support these programs to provide relief to impoverished communities in lockdown?

Are you able to consider making a regular or ongoing gift for these projects, as recovery from this crises may take months or years?

If you would like to contribute, please click the link underneath the project description, or donate here to have your gift allocated to where it's most needed. All donations are tax deductible.

 
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“Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?”


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