Covid 19 (Second Wave) – Disaster Relief

Dear Arobanam supporter, well wisher

We hope that you and your family remain safe and well despite the sad and unprecedented challenging times in which we all continue to find ourselves.

The Covid 19 pandemic affecting Sri Lanka & India continues to worsen at an alarming rate.

As you may be aware, the Sri Lankan Government had placed a country-wide partial curfew on 12th May 2021 and then added further restrictions with a complete lockdown from 24th May 2021, in an attempt to curb the spread of the pandemic This is will last until 14th June 2021 and widely believed to be extended further, thus causing enormous hardship to people, but specifically, it is the daily wage earner who will be severely affected.

Similarly, in the state of Tamil Nadu where we support projects, there is full lockdown until 14th June 2021 with the possibility for extensions.

In addition to all these pandemic related issues, among people living well below the poverty line, there is an increasing trend in poor physical/mental health, cases of malnutrition/starvation and the inevitable loss of lives.

ACF is currently receiving urgent requests from its project partners in the North of Sri Lanka for emergency relief and funding to mobilise help for vulnerable people in these affected areas. They desperately need dry food rations to stave off starvation.

Immediate assistance is needed for:

274 families from in 13 villages in Mannar (with expectations of further requests), and 35 families from 2 villages in Jaffna.

We “Thank you” for your generous assistance with the pandemic needs in 2020 as your support enabled us to assist many deserving families in Sri Lanka & India.

Please help us again in averting another humanitarian crisis. Click here to Donate.

Thank you,

ACF Team

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Please note: Details relating to the “March 2020 Covid19 – Disaster Relief” are available in the Appeals Archive on the ACF website.

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