EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND COVID-19

Support children and families of our schools impacted by COVID-19

through food security and hygiene distribution
 

An Extraordinary Time Requires Extraordinary Solidarity

The coronavirus pandemic is spreading worldwide and affects everyone personally. But it hits those that have the least possibilities to stay safe and healthy the hardest.

All of the schools we have supported in the last years are closed by now as a protective measure. However, for a lot of children and their families, this has far-reaching consequences. "Physical distancing" is a privilege. It means you can afford to stay at home. Very few people in poor countries can. Many of the parents are day labourers who no longer earn money to provide the families with essential resources like food, drinking water and hygiene articles. Our implementing partners on ground started to actively distribute emergency packages containing the most essential items.

Initial Priority countries

From all our projects, the schools with the current greatest need were selected. The situation is constantly assessed and the selection is adjusted accordingly.

From the emergency fund,  budget will be distributed among the different projects, depending on the greatest need. This allows us to respond directly, quickly and flexibly to the constantly changing situation.

All funding will be distributed completely transparently - and as always 100% of the donations will reach the families directly.

Lebanon

Especially in refugee camps, where people live close to each other in tents, and where the hygienic situation is insufficient, COVID-19 could cause a large number of deaths and suffering. In addition to the severe danger of inadequate medical care, the camp in Bar Elias also faces the problem of lacking drinking water and insufficient food supplies. Our implementing partner will use the donations to increase hygienic measures by distributing soap and disinfectants and providing drinking water and food supplies to each family of the school.

Implementing Partner: Zeltschule e.V.

Distribution 03.05.2020: Soap, Masks, Disinfactants

Niger

Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world. Even under normal circumstances, it is extremely difficult for the majority of Nigeriens to feed themselves and their families. The only meal children in Remember Niger’s programs receive is at school and with schools closed; these children are at high risk of hunger and malnourishment. Urgently needed relief packages, including food and hygiene articles, will be distributed to over 1,800 students and their families.


Implementing Partner: Remember Niger Coalition

Distribution 23.04.2020: Rice, Beans, Oil, Soap, Masks, Disinfectants

Kenya

Most families of the school are day-laborers and all possibilities to earn money just disappeared. The school principal and her team started to prepare emergency packages, including hygiene articles, to support the families in this crisis.


Implementing Partner: Hope Children's Centre

Distribution 12.05.2020:Ugali, Rice, Vegetables, Soap

South Africa

For now, our implementing partner supports twenty families with meals for the week and hygiene products; the number is continually rising as more and more parents are becoming unemployed. Schools are closed at least until the end of April.


Implementing Partner: Molo Mhlaba

Distribution 27.05.2020:Toiletpaper, cleaning material, homeschooling material, food items

Guatemala

Solalá, the countryside of Guatemala is suffering because of the nationwide lockdown. The families are confronted with existential hardship. Our partner helped to distribute aid packages to 150 families of the primary school.


Implementing Partner: Oyak e.V.

Distribution 04.08.2020: Eggs, oil, corn, toilet paper, soap, masks

PERU

In Nuevo Chimbote, Peru, people are suffering from hunger. The economic situation has worsened immensely due to COVID 19, people do not earn enough money to buy food. Our implementing partner Don Bosco distributes aid packages with food and basic hygiene products to the families to support them during this severe crisis.


Implementing partner: Don Bosco

Distribution: Rice, noodles, flour, cereals, and face masks

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