COVID-19 emergency

The coronavirus pandemic has changed life for all of us; but, together we will get through this.

The conflict and disaster affected communities Act for Peace serves are not as equipped to cope with the virus as we are in Australia.

The pandemic is expected to be a devastating crisis for the vulnerable communities Act for Peace supports.

The news from our partners is extremely worrying. In Zimbabwe, many families are already struggling to put food on the table after successive droughts have caused food shortages across the country. The Syrian refugees you support in Jordan have limited access to food, clean water, basic hygiene facilities and medical care. Many are living in cramped, unsanitary conditions that increase the risk of infection.

Through local partners on the ground, Act for Peace is constantly monitoring the situation and is responding to these urgent needs.

In India, our local partner OfERR, has been conducting awareness sessions with Sri Lankan refugees on how to protect against COVID-19. They have also been distributing banners and pamphlets so health information is available to as many people as possible.

In Zimbabwe, our partners are reaching the general population through church networks to raise awareness of the virus, as well as distributing soap and clean water and food aid.

In Jordan, our partner has been preparing to distribute food rations and hygiene kits to Syrian refugees. They are supporting local refugees to sew their own face masks and get them to the most vulnerable.

In addition to looking after our own families, please help support others around the world most at-risk to this crisis.

A gift from you today will help Act for Peace respond quickly to the needs of vulnerable communities who are at severe risk of COVID-19.

Banner image: Joury and her six children, including five year old Miriam, live in a tent in a refugee camp in Jordan. With limited access to essentials and basic health and hygiene; families like Joury’s are not only at much greater risk of infection, but also don’t have access to medical care – care that could mean the difference between life and death if they got sick. (Joel Pratley/Act for Peace)
 

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  • $68
    $68
    Information distribution
    $68 can help distribute up-to-date information on COVID-19 to mothers and children in Gaza.
  • $181
    $181
    Health supplies
    $181 can help provide face masks and food rations for refugees in Jordan.
  • $306
    $306
    Soap and clean water
    $306 can help provide soap and clean water for families in Zimbabwe.
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Gifts of $2 or more are tax deductible. All donations are restricted to Act for Peace’s COVID-19 response work. Your donation will support our local partners in different countries as the situation develops. If funds raised exceed amount needed for this appeal, excess funds will be used to support Act for Peace’s work in other communities around the world affected by conflict and disaster.

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