In response to the situation in Afghanistan, GMP are partnering with Action by Churches Together (ACT) Alliance to help provide accommodation and supplies to people who have been forced to flee.
Families have hurriedly left their homes bringing almost nothing with them. They are sheltering in camps that are cramped, unsanitary and lack even the most basic medical facilities. Many displaced families and communities have taken refuge in temporary settlements in Kabul, Herat and Nangarhar. Each settlement accommodates more than 1000 families. With as many as ten people living in only one or two rooms in huts constructed from mud, poles and plastic sheets, these uprooted individuals and families are unable to practise social distancing.
The lack of water facilities is forcing them to travel long distances to obtain water. Most Internally Displaced Persons living in these settlements and camps have not received any personal protective equipment such as face masks or sanitisers, nor has any information been circulated to raise awareness of COVID-19.
Your gift to the GMP Afghanistan Appeal will help provide food, shelter, and medical and sanitation supplies for people impacted by the upheaval in Afghanistan. This will also include people sheltering in Pakistan.
These supplies will be directed through trusted ACT Alliance partners that are well placed to distribute support and care for those in need.
Please give now to help those affected by this unrest. You can give potentially lifesaving accommodation and supplies to people in need.
If you want to take a further step you can write to the Prime Minister and urge him and his government to accept more Afghan refugees than the 3,000 he has announced and enable them, and those already in Australia, to stay in Australia permanently, rather than on limited visas - This is a link to ways you can take further action
We also invite you to pray for the people so impacted by the recent events in Afghanistan - This link is to a prayer you can use