Coronavirus: Your support in action
The Coronavirus has impacted almost every corner of the world. People in the UK and Ireland are suffering. We cannot see and touch and feel the love of those close to us. Many are going through financial difficulty. But everyone is supporting each other and mobilizing to help in whatever way they can.
The people that Papua Partners work with in West Papua are particularly at risk from this virus. Many have no access to a hospital or clinic and have no access to clean water to wash their hands. Many live in crowded conditions or are in temporary refugee settlements after fleeing from conflict where the virus can cause devastation.
Our partners are on the ground getting vital messages to communities on how to protect themselves. They are installing hand washing posts and making sure people have soap and masks. They are distributing food to those in need.
Rode Wanimbo (far left) who is the head of The women’s department of the GIDI Church (Evangelical Church of Indonesia) have been visiting and providing food packages to vulnerable elderly people. They have also been distributing masks and soap to women selling vegetables in the market.
The Yasumat team are installing hand washing stations around the town of Wamena in the crowded student hostels. They are sharing information about prevention of Covid-19 and how important it is to keep hand washing.
We know lots of people in the UK and Ireland are suffering and we know not everyone can donate at this time. But if you can, we really need your help.
Your support will mean that we can increase the number of people and communities that we can help.
We will keep updating our progress on the response