In response to the unbearable levels of suffering among the poorest and most marginalized communities in South and Southeast Asia, INEB has set up a COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. Our goal is to be able to increase our response to the most urgent needs for food supplies, hygiene and sanitary supplies, in addition to medicine, hospital beds, and toilets. We know this is a difficult time to ask for your support, but this is the moment when even a small contribution can save lives.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the global economy to a standstill and exposed even more clearly the social distortions and growing inequalities of our present global order. We are all suffering together, especially the most vulnerable groups, even in rich countries. Persons living in poverty and on the margins of society have been the most vulnerable to the disease on a variety of levels.
To respond to the COVID-19 crisis INEB has developed a three-part initiative: (1) forming an emergency response fund; (2) Issuing a statement of solidarity with other religions to call for an end to responses to the pandemic that inflict suffering on vulnerable and marginalized groups; (3) Developing a four-part strategic plan to realize shifts in consciousness and the building of alternative structures that create societies that can flourish and endure the dislocations that COVID-19 will bring.
INEB is developing a strategic plan to address surviving the longer term impact of the virus which includes finding sustainable means for communities to live productive lives. Our partners have experience both in emergency response, as well as sustainable development. Our partners need your support to respond to the local communities' needs for an unknown amount of time. Supporting the relief efforts early will help people live longer and more healthy lives.
INEB Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund
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