COVID-19 Food/Hygiene Care Kits | Calcutta , India

PROJECT GOAL: Food and Hygiene Care Kits for Refugee, IDP and Vulnerable Families in Middle East and South Asia - Greatest Need

MISSION

Due to the unrelenting COVID-19 global pandemic, the ongoing need for humanitarian Food and Hygiene supplies has been critical for refugee and impoverished families in the Middle East and South Asia.  Donating to this project will enable WCF to give to the most needed families based on current conditions.  Our target countries include - Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Turkey, Yemen, India and Pakistan.  You can still donate directly to a country's COVID humanitarian needs by selecting that specific Country Project.

Each Food and Hygiene Care Kit costs on average $75 USD and will be sufficient for at least one month's supply for a family of 4-6 people. 

As of May 2021, funds will be directed to India due to the newest COVID outbreak there.

BACKGROUND

The whole world has been suffering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic both from the direct health crisis as well as the economic crisis caused by the lockdowns and massive loss of jobs.  Thanks to a generous grant from Harold C Smith Foundation and other generous donors, WCF was able to help more than 135,000 people since the start of the pandemic in early 2020.  The testimonies of our beneficiary families moved us greatly.

For example, in Jordan, a Syrian refugee family of 9 members said, ‘We would like to thank you from all of our hearts for your help and standing with us in our difficult situation. Our financial situation is very bad, especially with my dad being unemployed and sick (diabetic) and my mother has thyroid problems. Your gift just came in time, thank you for your love and assistance.’

In India, we distributed care packages to 300 leper families.  They were ‘more than happy to receive the relief packages, since they had scarcely anything to eat for the last few days. The people who live in the leprosy colonies hardly expected this act of generosity…they expressed both joy and thankfulness’. 

Thank you for your ongoing generosity to those in greatest need.