More than 25% of Pakistanis cannot afford to eat two times a day. As the country issues more stringent lockdown measures and forces people to stay home, many daily wage earners here - from street-food vendors to shoe-shiners - now haven't earned a rupee in weeks, and they're going hungry.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). It is widespread across the world infecting tens of thousands people and killing thousands. The potential damage could be devastating in the developing countries like Pakistan which have weak healthcare infrastructure.
In collaboration with its local and global partners, Fatima Memorial Hospital has already started taking crucial steps to ensure that the most vulnerable segment of society is also kept safe. These measures include establishment of isolation centers, emergency medical care, provision of precautionary goods and awareness campaigns. However, still millions of underprivileged people remain short of supplies and face a higher risk of infections.
The long term impact will be to support the poor and needy since they are the ones who are suffering the most due this pandemic. The daily wagers and workers are struggling to survive without work and jobs as the country faces lockdown. We are requesting our valued donors to help us provide food ration to these underpriviledged people. Approximately 25% of Pakistan's population belong to this group who are going through an extremely difficult time.
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