CWS Appeals for Fijians short of Food
Christian World Service is appealing for Fijian families facing serious food shortages in the wake of Covid-19.
People are missing out on emergency food distributions during the current sharp rise in Covid-19 infections.
CWS is relaunching its Coronavirus Appeal for Fiji over the next few months. Donations to the CWS Coronavirus Appeal will help protect Fiji from hunger and Covid-19.
Donations will fund emergency food ration packs in the badly affected Suva/Nausori corridor including the informal settlements. The priority is large families or those with disabled or older members.
“Every area locked down requires the government to feed the population as they cannot access sufficient food. There are gaps in the food supply,” says Chantelle Khan, Director of SEEP and partner of CWS.
SEEP is coordinating this response with other organisations.
“Our partner SEEP (the Social Empowerment and Education Programme) primarily works in the rural areas but wants to assist families in urban areas. There is a need for urgent assistance to make sure no one is left behind,” says Pauline McKay, National Director.
Where possible SEEP will purchase root crops from the 43 rural communities where they work to include in emergency ration packs. They will distribute seeds, soil and seed trays to families that want to establish or expand backyard gardens.
SEEP will distribute hygiene packs including masks, sanitiser or soap and hygiene information sheets. Staff plan to distribute cleaning and first aid supplies to community dispensaries and nurses in rural areas as well as purchase personal protective equipment.
Donations can be designated in all countries where our partners work. Please use the comments column in the online form below if you wish.
Donations to the Coronavirus Emergency Appeal can be made:
- On line
- By Phone with a debit or credit card: 0800 74 73 72
CWS is a member of ACT Alliance (Action by Churches Together) a global coalition of more than 130 churches and church-related organisations working together on humanitarian, development and advocacy in over 120 countries.
July 11 2021