Pakistan Emergency Appeal
PAKISTAN’S Christians are suffering as never before. One of the world’s most persecuted religious communities, they are no strangers to extreme poverty, discrimination, acts of violence, rape and kidnapping. And so, when COVID-19 came, they were defenceless.
After losing their jobs, some have found it impossible to put food on the table.
Insult was added to injury when aid organisations in Pakistan began refusing Coronavirus aid – including food – to Christians and other minority groups.
But, thanks to your charity, ACN has rushed through emergency relief packages, offering food and other urgent aid to 3,000 of the most needy families in and around Islamabad, as well as 2,000 families in Lahore and 350 families in nearby Faisalabad.
Archbishop Sebastian Shaw of Lahore told us:
“Many of them had nothing to put on the table to feed their families and they were in a very scary situation.”
With COVID-19 cases spiking in Pakistan, there is so much more to do. We dearly wish to reach out to other suffering Christian families so that they can be sure that they are never forgotten or forsaken.