Corona virus Pandemic outbreak has caused an alarming situation as the total number of affectees crosses to 1,519,571 and the death toll reaches 88,550 worldwide. The national scenario is also getting worse as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 4,322 and 63 deaths. People are facing many problems as lockdown is resulting in hunger difficulties especially for the workers who work on daily wages. The needy ones in all catholic dioceses were provided relief in the form of food packages in 1st Week of April.
Caritas Pakistan Multan (CPM) reaches to almost 90 widows, daily wagers from various areas of Cathedral parish and provided support of food package. His Excellency Bishop Benny Travas (Bishop of Multan & chairman Caritas) expressed that we are trying to support deserving and needy families in this crucial time.
Caritas Pakistan Faisalabad (CPF) organized a Food packages distribution ceremony in different parishes of Okara, Sahiwal and Faisalabad districts among 95 deserving families especially widows, Person with disability (PWDs) and daily wagers who are being affected by lockdown situation.
The Food Packages were distributed by Caritas Pakistan Karachi (CPK) among 85 most vulnerable and deserving families of daily wagers, widows and disables of St. Mitchell’s and St. Jude’s Parish of the Archdiocese of Karachi to amid the crisis arising from the corona virus threat.
The needy ones belonging to marginalized communities were identified and provided relief provision to 30 families in the form of dry food packages in Chak Jalaldin, Rawalpindi. The field staff of district Khushab supported community members by ensuring the availability of food items especially wheat flour and rice at subsidized rates by collaborating with the local authorities so they could not have to face hunger difficulties in this lockdown situation.
The volunteers and community members of Caritas Pakistan Lahore (CPL) distributed food packages on self-basis to 30 daily wagers and widows and to the ones who are most needy in Narowal district.