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.

AKDN’S RESPONSE

Our response to the global threat of COVID-19 includes efforts across multiple areas and is expanding as things change:

  1. Providing emergency food aid, basic medicines, and shelter to vulnerable groups
  2. Supporting a multitude of public health measures to “flatten the curve”
  3. 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.

AKDN’S RESPONSE

Our response to the global threat of COVID-19 includes efforts across multiple areas and is expanding as things change:

  1. Providing emergency food aid, basic medicines, and shelter to vulnerable groups
  2. Supporting a multitude of public health measures to “flatten the curve”
  3. 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.

The University of Central Asia (UCA) has established a fund to provide assistance to families suffering as a result of the humanitarian and economic impact COVID-19. Staff at UCA are donating a day’s salary to this fund on a voluntary basis, which will be distributed to families in need. UCA

HOW YOU CAN HELP

If you wish to support our response effort, a contribution may be made to the Global Pandemic Relief Fund.

On behalf of all of us at AKF and the countless people we serve, thank you.

HOW YOUR GIFT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Your gift 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:

The University of Central Asia (UCA) has established a fund to provide assistance to families suffering as a result of the humanitarian and economic impact COVID-19. Staff at UCA are donating a day’s salary to this fund on a voluntary basis, which will be distributed to families in need. UCA

In the Kyrgyz Republic, the University of Central Asia distributed food and medical supplies to 500 families in need. The care packages included masks, hand sanitizers, antibacterial soap, flour, pasta, and cooking oil.

AKF is working with partners to ensure that civil society groups like these have access to relevant and approved guidance that aims to slow and stop the spread of Coronavirus.

In Mozambique, AKF is working to ensure that civil society groups and their communities have access to essential and timely public health guidance to slow the spread of the virus.

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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.

QUESTIONS?

For questions or additional information, please contact AKF USA’s Resource Development team at 202.293.2537 or email us at rd.akfusa@akdn.org.