Nov 20, 2020

COVID-19 Response Update

GlobalMedic staff and volunteers are continuing to work to respond to the emergent needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic. We have continued to work with our local partners to support families who are being affected.

As part of our continued support of those accessing shelters and low-income support programs, we have distributed more than 41,000 individual hygiene kits, 2,600 family hygiene kits, 1,000 clean-up kits and 47,400 bars of soap. We have also delivered more than 36,000 Thank You Kits to frontline workers.

Consistent handwashing and mask wearing are two of the first lines of defence against the spread of COVID-19. To continue promoting this message, we have distributed more than 15,400 COVID Safety Kits which contain a bar of soap and a reusable mask.

We have continued to ramp up production for our Emergency Food Program. We have delivered more than 196,500 kg of dried food staples to food banks and food assistance programs. We have also provided more than 26,000 grocery hampers through our Feed the Six program and our partnership with the North York Harvest Food Bank.

As COVID cases continue to rise, we will continue to adapt and serve the needs of the many families who have been affected by the pandemic. Please consider a donation to support our response.

Oct 8, 2020

September 2020 Project Update

GlobalMedic has just sent its 35th sea container full of humanitarian aid including water purification solutions, emergency food, and medical supplies to Syria to support displaced Syrian families who continue to bear the brunt of the conflict.

All funds raised will continue to go towards distributing Family Emergency Kits and Emergency Food Kits.

Family Emergency Kits provide a familt with a water purification solution to ensure they have access to clean drinking water. The kits also include basic hygiene supplies as well as a solar light. Clean drinking water and proper hygiene are the first line of defence against the spread of disease, and provide life saving assistance.

We have switched up our Emergency Food Kit for Syria, creating a kit full of culturally appropriate pantry stables. The kits include items like rice, green lentils and chickpeas. Families receive the kits and can then prepare the ingredients in the manner they prefer.The food kits are packed by volunteers in Canada and distributed to families along with the Family Emergency Kit.

These two solutions mean a family now has access to clean, water hygiene items and nutritious, locally appropriate and good tasting food.

Please donate today to help us send more aid to those affected by this ongoing conflict in Syria!

Oct 8, 2020

Responding to Growing Needs in Yemen

GlobalMedic is continuing to support families in Yemen who are living through one of the world's worst humanitarian crisis. There are still more than 24 million people, 80% of the country's population who are in need of humanitarian assistance. Food insecurity, lack of access to clean water, the ongoing cholera outbreak, and the damage to so much of the country's infrastructure have left families in an incredibly precarious situation.

It is vital that people continue to receive support in the health, water and sanitation sectors during the pandemic to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as much as possible.

GlobalMedic has been continuing to distribute Family Emergency Kits in Yemen. Each kit contains a water purification solution. This is a key tool for families to ensure they have consistent access to safe, clean drinking water and are protected from contracting water-borne diseases. 

The FEKs also contain a essential hygiene items like soap. Proper and frequent hand washing is one of the easiest and most important ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and access to soap will allow families to take that step in protecting their health.

In the last month GlobalMedic has sent an additional 3,000 Family Emergency Kits and 3,000 Emergency Food Kits to support vulnerable families. These kits will provide them with the tools they need to help protect their health while dealing with the new reality brough on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 
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