Hurricane Eta has caused severe flooding across Honduras, Jamaica and neighbouring countries. Thousands have lost their homes, their possessions and most tragically, loved ones. Roads have become rivers and many families have been stranded without a way to access food or clean water. Families have had to evacuate areas at risk of mud slides and seek shelter elsewhere.
FFPC has been working with our in-country partner CEPUDO during the pandemic to deliver and distribute food aid. Now, this natural disaster has only increased the urgency and need for immediate food and supplies.
Support Hurricane Eta response with FFPC and help families left stranded by the hurricane with food and supplies.
In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, countries around the world are scrambling to source adequate medical supplies to brace for a surge of patients who will need care. We are thankful for strong leadership and safety nets provided by the Government of Canada and the Canadian healthcare system. Many countries are struggling to cope with this pandemic. For example, health care systems in the Caribbean and Latin America are already fragile and the spread of COVID-19 has the potential to further cripple their health care systems.
Food For The Poor Canada remains committed to helping communities across the Caribbean and Latin America by responding to this crisis with a two-fold approach. Our in-country partners have identified a dire need for hospital equipment and supplies to prepare for the virus and we must ensure that regular shipments of food and medicines are not impacted or halted during this time.
We are working with our partners to source hospital equipment and supplies to help heal patients severely affected by COVID-19. Furthermore, we know that hundreds of feeding enters, local charities, churches and community centres rely on consistent food deliveries through FFPC, so these shipments are even more important at this critical time.
Together, we can support countries facing greater difficulties during this challenging time. We must stick together as a global community, to unite and commit to the health and wellbeing of ALL community members. Please donate today and support Food For The Poor Canada’s mission to help families in Latin America and the Caribbean during this crisis.