High winds and drought conditions are causing wildfires to spread rapidly through Australia, prompting mass evacuations, destroying homes and killing millions of animals. This fund will support immediate rescue and relief efforts for people and animals impacted by the fires and will eventually transition to funding long-term assistance to help residents recover and rebuild. All donations to this fund will exclusively support wildfire recovery.
Jake's Diapers serves babies around the world living in devastatingly difficult situations, where sometimes a choice has to be made between food and diapers. Jake's donates cloth diapers at no cost to orphanages, rescue centers and missionaries so these organizations can afford basic living expenses and focus on a solution for problems such as malnutrition and starvation. Cloth diapers provide a long-term solution from birth through potty-training, truly changing the lives of these children.
Refugee-led organizations (RLOs) are hard at work in responding to the needs of their communities following the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this, RLOs operate with limited technical and financial resources and even less assistance from host nations and international organizations. At Urban Refugees, our team works directly with refugee leaders to improve RLO COVID-19 response capacities by adapting our trainings and relief goals to answer to their most pressing community needs.
Midwives are front-line workers in the Coronavirus pandemic. Mercy In Action operates clinics & birth centers in the Philippines at no charge to the patients and will continue to stay open, though our costs are going up exponentially for food for patients, medicines, gasoline to drive our ambulance, and PPE for staff. With the shutdown of public transportation jeepneys, we are giving rides to each woman in labor, & bringing food to locked-down pregnant women. We are in place to help the poor now
Most people living in Kenya, specifically Kibera slum (The second largest urban slum in the world) depend on casual and domestic work to earn a living. However, because of COVID-19 they have lost their income and businesses. The project will provide psychological, financial and social support needed for these people to recover from the impact of COVID-19.