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 emergency response agency.
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 our response effort, a contribution may be made to Global Pandemic Relief Fund.
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.