Emergency and Relief Aid
We have been deeply moved by the everyday heroes, volunteers, and partners who worked to serve families in need throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
During this time, disaster response encompassed both relief activities in the aftermath of natural disasters and efforts to help educate people about the COVID-19 pandemic and the many different ways to protect communities and lives throughout this unprecedented crisis.
Global Peace Foundation (GPF) Tanzania volunteers have actively helped communities stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have collaborated with Community Voices in Focus (CVIF) to launch an awareness campaign that called on communities to follow five steps based on WHO guidelines to prevent further infection: handwashing, not touching faces, coughing etiquette, physical distancing, and staying home or seeking medical assistance when feeling sick.
Global Peace WomenUruguayhas worked with the organization Madrinas por la Vida to empower single mothers with information on COVID-19 prevention and sanitation kits for creating a healthy environment at home. Volunteer psychologists also provided free counseling calls for women with disabilities and their families.
GPF Philippines responded to community needs by distributing necessities during the global shutdown. In addition,GPF Philippines provided relief packages to families and frontline workers affected by lockdowns during the pandemic. As part of the All-Lights Village community development program, the Korea Export and Import Bank partnered with GPF Korea and GPF Philippines to hand out face masks and face shields in the Nueva Ecija province.
GPF Nepal’s “Project Samudayik Sewa” (Community Service) has provided food packages for daily wage workers and their families who were suffering due to COVID lockdowns. The project seeks to inspire families to support each other by providing them with hope and acts of kindness.
Natural Disaster Response
Even while the pandemic grabbed headlines, at least twenty-eight people lost their lives in a storm that left hundreds more injured in the districts of Bara and Parsa in Nepal in March 2021. Called to action, volunteers with GPF Nepal in partnership with Youth Legend Nepal organized a fundraising campaign, “Click for a Cause.”
GPF Philippines and their partners also supported emergency response to aid those affected by Typhoon Ulysses (Vamco). The typhoon hit Luzon hardest, taking the lives of over seventy people and destroying thousands of homes. Through this campaign, many of these families received assistance in the form of emergency supplies, including food and medicine, water purifiers, and solar lanterns.