Following a devastating flood in Sri Lanka that has displaced and impoverished hundreds of thousands of people, a ONE (SINGAPORE) member and her husband, a former ONE (SG) staffer, are taking action to assist affected families.
Iman Hameed and Imran Abdul Careem are raising funds to provide dry goods like rice, dhal and fish as well as hygienic packs and cleaning supplies for more than 160 families in the Puttalam district of Sri Lanka.
You can support their initiative here: https://chuffed.org/project/float-sri-lankan-flood-relief-collection-for-chilaw
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“Almost all of the victims have returned to their homes,” notes Imran, “however most of them are not able to meet their daily livelihood needs, as their belongings have been washed away.”
They aim to raise S$10,000 by 8 June. The funds will provide three weeks worth of assistance to 163 families. The food and hygienic packs will be purchased in Sri Lanka, then delivered to the affected families. Purchase receipts, photos and follow-up reports will be posted online and shared with donors.
Imran and Iman are also setting up a non-profit organisation called FLOAT that will continue to work with these coastal communities to promote public health and education.
How can you help?
1. Donate to the campaign. S$50 will support 1 family (5 people) for 17 days.
2. Share this email or the link above with your friends.
3. Follow their campaign on Facebook.
While Cyclone Roanu provides a harsh reminder of the devastating intersection of climate change and poverty, Iman & Imran’s initiative highlights the role that each and every one of us can take to make the world a better place.
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The death toll is 7,000 and rising. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake – Nepal’s worst in 80 years – has affected communities in 30 districts as well as people in India, China and Bangladesh. Families are without shelter and other essentials. Several agencies are providing emergency assistance on the ground; others will work with Nepalese communities to rebuild. However, due to the devastation and lack of proper facilities and equipment, rescue operations at the moment are slow.
Two ways you can help:
- Little Sisters Fund
ONE (SINGAPORE) has worked with the Little Sisters Fund for many years to provide scholarships to girls from economically-disadvantaged families in Nepal. While phone connections are down, LSF is still trying to verify the status of the Little Sisters and alumni throughout the country,
LSF has set up a Little Sisters Fund Earthquake Recovery Support site to support relief efforts for the Little Sisters, their families and partner schools affected by the quake. 100% of donations to this fund will go directly to these beneficiaries. The funds will be dispersed in accordance with need by an oversight team of Little Sisters Fund administrators, School Coordinators, and parents. Support their efforts here.
You can also read LSF’s post-earthquake updates here.
- See Change Foundation
You can also donate to See Change Foundation which is providing emergency assistance to survivors in Lamjung, the district in the epicentre of the earthquake. Their relief efforts include assessing damages and needs of nearby communities, conducting blood donation drives, setting up temporary housing units and transporting the injured to community hospitals. Click here to donate.
Updates on their relief efforts can be found here.
If you wish to find out more about other aid agencies carrying out relief and aid efforts in Nepal, refer to the link here.
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