In every place we work, the Aga Khan Development Network is at the forefront of the COVID-19 response to provide urgent humanitarian assistance, slow the virus’s spread, care for the infected, and respond to the broad consequences of the virus.
Many supporters have come forward seeking ways to contribute to the AKDN’s uniquely wide-ranging work to address the crisis. The Global Pandemic Relief Fund has been established to respond to this outpouring of generosity and creates a one-stop portal to support this critical work across all AKDN agencies, including FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance.
Our response to the global threat of COVID-19 includes efforts across multiple areas and is expanding as things change:
- Providing emergency food aid, basic medicines, and shelter to vulnerable groups
- Supporting a multitude of public health measures to “flatten the curve”
- Providing high-quality medical care to those infected
The AKDN response is unique because it brings expertise from all agencies together in a coordinated way. Learn more here.
If you wish to support the ongoing work of AKDN, you may make a donation via the link below.
On behalf of all of us and the countless people we serve, thank you.
How your donation makes a difference
Your donation can make a difference in so many ways around the world.
Here are just a few examples of the AKDN’s response efforts on the ground to date:
In Tajikistan, the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat is working with government and private sector partners to engage local sewing factories and tailors in producing protective equipment for frontline health workers during the pandemic.
In Pakistan, “CoronaCheck,” a new mobile application that allows users to conduct self-assessments at home while raising awareness of measures to prevent COVID-19, was launched by the Aga Khan University Hospital.
Update – one year on from the pandemic
As we reflect on the one-year anniversary of the World Health Organisation’s declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to thank you again for your generous contribution to the Global Pandemic Relief Fund, and to give you an update on our progress in addressing this global crisis.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, with your generosity and the collaboration of our long-standing institutional partners, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) has worked with communities in Africa and Asia to reach:
Our work continues across sectors and geographies. Click here for just a few of the many compelling stories of hope and humanity emerging from these pandemic response efforts – stories that would not be possible without supporters like you.
We are grateful to have you stand with us as we work toward a brighter, healthier future.
Thank you for all you do for the global community.