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This COVID crisis is not going to end for anyone, until it ends for everyone.
While Australia has been a world leader in ‘flattening the curve’, too many of our neighbours around the world are ill-equipped to deal with a pandemic.
So it’s time we offered a helping hand.
As Australians, and as people of faith, we take care of our neighbours. It’s what we do. Join with us to encouraging our government to send vital support to vulnerable nations.
With your support, the Australian Government can partner with global institutions, Australian NGOs and our regional neighbours to address the worst impacts of COVID-19 on the world’s most vulnerable nations and communities.
We have some ideas about how to do this:
1. Protect the world’s most vulnerable
Contribute our fair share of global humanitarian funding and increase support to crisis areas.
Prevent a second crisis of communicable disease outbreak – like malaria, ebola and polio – by increasing our investment in global health programs.
Fund equitable and timely access to a COVID-19 vaccine.
2. Strengthen Health Systems
Provide testing kits, PPE, information campaigns, and medical equipment.
Ensure health care is made accessible and inclusive to people with disabilities and other marginalised groups.
Continue supporting ongoing health programs that are critical and cannot stop – including water projects, maternal and child health and sexual and reproductive health.
3. Kick start economic recovery
Lead the safe, staged resumption of regional economic ties including increased support for Pacific workers in Australia.
Provide low-cost loans for the Pacific to finance vital health infrastructure and kick-start economic recovery.
Secure an immediate halt on debt interest payments for developing countries.
Micah Australia have created some great resources to help churches engage with the End COVID For All campaign.
Download toolkit for churches (Contains links to content and suggested messaging, video sermon from Tim Costello and Sermon notes you can use in a Bible study, a live list of facts and stats, ideas and resources on how to share this campaign with your church, a letter template and instructions to write to your MP and more!)
The End COVID For All campaign is an initiative of Micah Australia, a coalition of churches and Christian organisations raising a powerful voice for justice and a world free from poverty.
Click here to visit the campaign homepage.
ABM has launched a global emergency appeal in response to COVID-19.
Please click here to find out more.
Please click here to read updates and messages from ABM’s Partners as we face this challenging environment together in the wake of COVID-19.