Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis Response Program - Food and Emergency Aid
Experts predict that the effect of coronavirus on the level of hunger and poverty in Nigeria and among poor nations will be felt long after the lock downs have been lifted.
According to the World Bank, Covid-19 will push 49 million people into extreme poverty in 2020 with Sub-Saharan Africa being the hardest hit region where more than 22 million persons will be affected.
Before coronavirus, 4 in 10 Nigerians were living below the national poverty line, and millions more were living just above the poverty line, making them vulnerable to falling back into poverty when shocks occur.
PASDO launched the Food and Emergency Aid initiative, and, through generous donations from well-meaning individuals and institutions, has been distributing food items and basic needs to vulnerable Nigerians, including those who survive on daily wages but can no longer earn income to feed and take care of their basic needs due to the impact of Covid-19.
Our special thanks to all well-meaning individuals and organizations that has been contributing to support the CCRPN to the poor and vulnerable.
We appreciate our every staff and volunteers have been contributing to the success of the program.
We also extend our heartfelt appreciation to our fundraising volunteers from around the world whose efforts were not only timely but have made a great deal of difference.
Country: India/United States
James Yuji Sumantri
Aishath Mufliha Ziyadh
Yemisi Damilare Ogunniyi
Dr. Sudhamshi Beeram
Chae Won JUNG
Country: Canada/South Korea
Sarulchana (Pam) Viriyataveekul