Report on ambulance sent at the height of the lock in Pakistan shows how it allows you to save the lives of more than 2,000 Christians under the threat of starvation.
More than 500 families in Faisalabad of Punjab province received food rations within the framework of the Covid-19 a package of assistance from the Catholic charity aid to the Church in need.
Amid reports that some local NGOs to refuse to give emergency non-Muslims, the project partners of AKS in the field has distributed over 70 per cent of aid to Christians, whose access to employment is confined largely to low paid jobs.The rest of the help of the AKS went to other vulnerable groups.
These programs focused on families daily wage workers, rickshaw drivers, sanitary and brick-kiln workers and workers who suddenly lost their jobs when the lockdown happened, and who did not have savings.
The website of aneel Mushtaq, Executive Secretary Caritas Pakistan Faisalabad, which cooperates AKS in the project, said: “the assistance that you gave helped to save people from starvation. Many of them had nothing to put on the table to feed their families and they were in a very terrible situation.”
In the food packages included a raft Covid related to AKS the help of a program Faisalabad which included personal protective equipment such as face masks and sanitisers for all 46 priests of the diocese and protective equipment for 100 catechists.
This assistance enabled clergy and laity to serve the faithful in a moment of great need.
Meanwhile, the ACS supports a program of scholarships to the needy children in 20 Catholic schools across the diocese of Faisalabad.
There was a campaign Covid also be mounted using local radio, and posters and leaflets for those without access to the Internet and social media.
Faisalabad was one of the three dioceses on the territory of Pakistan to benefit from the program by COVID AKS help over 5,000 poor families across the country.
In early April, the charity announced a 5 million euros (4.5 million pounds) Fund COVID and since then emergency and pastoral care, was released worldwide including in India, Syria and Brazil.
Mr. Mushtaq said that the needs in Pakistan remains acute with a partial lock is still in place. He added that Christians were among those suffering the worst as the economic crisis deepens.
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