Global Development Group (GDG) partners around the world are currently mobilizing and adjusting their programs in response to COVID-19. Many partners are initiating COVID-19 emergency relief projects in this time of enormous need. Below are several emergency relief projects being run by GDG partners.
J1084N Healthy Futures Indonesia (Hohidiai) COVID-19 Appeal
The Hohidiai COVID-19 appeal is working to provide emergency care and relief to communities affected by the surging COVID-19 cases in Indonesia currently. Currently the greatest need is oxygen for patients, the project is purchasing oxygen commercially as the local hospital is at capacity.
J1028N Missionvale COVID-19 Appeal, South Africa
This project located in Missionvale, South Africa is initiating a COVID-19 emergency response to meet the needs of the most vulnerable during this pandemic. The team have identified a target group of orphaned and highly vulnerable children to work with at at this time.
J925N COVID-19 Chennai Appeal, India
There is an urgent need to help very poor families survive COVID-19.
The Birds Nest India project supports women and families moving from the streets to the slums in the city of Chennai. The project usually assist by providing vocational training for women, contributing to education fees and materials for their children, and start-up home kits for more permanent accommodation (e.g. mats, cooking pots, fan).
But right now the need is more pressing. It is about getting through COVID-19.
The current challenge for 200 of the families previously assisted is that without a permanent address for 6 months or more, they are unable to register with the Government and receive ration cards. Therefore, they are denied access to Government help, including basic food rations, and cannot work under lock-down restrictions
How can we help?
For a donation of $20 per week per family or $80 per month, our partner can provide families in the slums with dry food and basic necessities.
J778 COVID-19 Rwanda Appeal
The COVID-19 crisis is creating uncertainty for everyone, but the effects are potentially devastating for the women we support in the Developing World.
In response, we have set up a special Grassroots Rwanda appeal to support the women and their families from project supported Self Help Groups through this crisis.
Every $30 donation will help a woman come through this period with their homes and micro businesses intact.
We are starting with a goal to support 1,000 women in Nyamagabe. With an average of 5 family members that’s a total of 5,000 people supported through this crisis and indirectly another 20,000 community members.
These women are living in remote, but densely populated rural communities with limited access to healthcare and public health information. The network of Self Help Groups is ideal for quickly disseminating health, hygiene and safe family practice training to the women.
In addition, financial and material assistance will be provided to women whose income-generating opportunities have been terribly affected.
J1116NR Oxygen for All
India is currently in a state of medical emergency. New cases have crossed 400,000+ per day and both the front line health workers and the healthcare infrastructure are overwhelmed by the large number of positive cases.
A lot of the casualties are happening because the last mile logistics of getting liquid oxygen into a breathable format so it can be used by Patient Care Centres, ICU, Operation Theaters isn’t solved yet completely, even when there is enough and more liquid oxygen in the country (see here, here and here).
What is MOfAs Goal?
Deliver equipment to serve 10,000+ patients to districts/ cities which are beyond the spotlight of the mainstream media.
How is MOfA going to achieve this?
By sourcing medical grade oxygen concentrators and other oxygen equipment from across the world, shipping these to India and distributing last mile to identified districts.
Why is this MOfAs focus?
India doesn’t have a shortage of medical grade liquid oxygen (LOX). The problem is last mile logistics of getting breathable oxygen to patients in ICU and Operation Theater.
- The oxygen concentrators we are shipping can be used especially for mild to moderate cases, and take some load off of critical care facilities so these can focus on moderate to severe cases.
- The districts we are shipping to have been personally identified, vetted and outside the media spotlight and in need of supplies.