Wed 01, Apr 2020
ABM is helping to equip partners with the resources they need to help communities during this crisis, both in Australia and around the world. We will continue to keep you informed about developments, and how together we can face this crisis.
By late April 2020, the COVID-19 had infected more than 3,000,000 people around the world and killed more than 200,000. In most developing countries, the nightmare is only just beginning. Widespread lockdowns have taken away precarious livelihoods, and informal markets are drying up. Many are living in cramped conditions with no tap water – perfect conditions for a virus to spread. Those who fall to COVID-19 may not even be able to find a hospital bed, let alone a well-equipped hospital. To escape cramped urban conditions, many are returning to their home villages, but it is likely some are taking the virus with them.
In this time of turmoil, ABM and our supporters stand in solidarity with our church partners and the many millions in developing countries who face this approaching peril.
During these uncertain times, and as we seek to understand and as we feel the impact of COVID-19 ourselves here in Australia, ABM continues to be in contact with our Overseas Partners to assess and respond to this crisis. Partners are working hard on information campaigns including the distribution of handwashing and hygiene kits to prevent COVID-19’s spread. We anticipate the loss of livelihoods and lack of basic services in many of the communities where we work.
Key responses to the pandemic from ABM’s partners include:
ABM seeks your support so that together we can support our partners to help those less fortunate who lack resources to combat this disease.
It is a challenging time for all of us, but we want you to know that we are here for you with love and faith as always. Thank you again for being a part of our community.
Please note that all donations are tax deductible.
Online: You can donate online to the COVID-19 Emergency Appeal here
or by clicking the button below:
Mail: You can enclose a cheque/money order (made out to the Anglican Board of Mission - Australia) and send it to:
Anglican Board of Mission – Australia
Locked Bag Q4005
Queen Victoria Building NSW 1230
Telephone: Sydney 02 9264 1021, Local Call 1300 302 663
(Please don’t forget to write down the Code CO001EX and/or the campaign name COVID-19 Global Emergency Response and include it with your donation.)
Gifts/donations to ABM will be applied to the support of project selected. In the unlikely event of this emergency response project being oversubscribed or not proceeding to completion, donations will be directed to ABM's Global Emergency Rapid Response Fund or ABM’s Global Disaster Risk Reduction Fund. These funds are similar in that they enable ABM to provide timely relief during an emergency, and help ABM’s partners to be better able to respond to disasters when they occur.