Christian Aid is an organisation sponsored by churches and groups worldwide which campaigns to end poverty and inequality and to bring justice, dignity and freedom to all.
Emergency Appeal for Covid-19
In 2019 Christian Aid raised £7.5 million during Christian Aid week. What an amazing total, made possible by its powerful partnership with British and Irish churches. The generosity of its supporters allowed Christian Aid to help families facing poverty and injustice worldwide. Christian Aid supports the poorest and most marginalised communities in 17 countries and two world regions.
Queensferry Parish Church is an enthusiastic supporter of Christian Aid through the annual Bridge Cross and Coffee Morning with Plant Sale. Sadly, due to Covid-19, these two events have had to be cancelled along with many other fund-raising events elsewhere.
Some countries in the world with the weakest health systems will be exposed to coronavirus. Christian Aid are using the lessons they learned when providing support during the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone to mitigate the impact of Covid-19. To this end Christian Aid have launched an emergency appeal and are already responding to this crisis. Currently over 850,000 Rohingya refugees live in crammed camps making them very vulnerable to coronavirus. Working together with partners, Christian Aid are informing people about hygiene and hand-washing and ensuring camps have triage and isolation spaces. They are also providing training to health personnel and key frontline aid workers. Work such as this will take place in many of the world’s poorest regions.
Christian Aid urgently needs our donations to fund this work. Donations can be made online at christianaid.org.uk or by contacting their helpline on 020 7620 4444.
3rd April 2020