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COVID-19 CRISIS APPEAL

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It's your choice - we are truly grateful for whatever you can give.  A single donation now will help meet the urgent need:

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Or a regular monthly gift will help us be there for children and families now and in the future:

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The situation in Ghana

Ghana has had 30,000 confirmed cases and 153 deaths. But these official figures are likely to underestimate reality, with little testing being done . The restrictions and safety protocols however have been devastating to poor families.

The cost of food and basic supplies has gone up 4 fold. The informal “jobs” that most people do have been affected by locations like markets being closed or with far fewer customers. More people have been pushed into poverty which immediately increases risks to children – their basic needs such as food and shelter  but also pressure to work or marry and increased risk of abuse and neglect.

 

About the appeal

Click here to read a simple one page document about the appeal and the facts behind it: 

About the appeal

You can also find specific questions and answers related to covid-19 and the appeal on our FAQ page:

FAQs

The choice facing families in northern Ghana right now:

Risk coronavirus or their children starving

Coronavirus is hitting the most vulnerable children and their families the hardest – pushing more families into poverty and children out of school.

AfriKids is on the frontline in these communities and trusted by these families. We are their only hope.

But just when the need is greatest, coronavirus has also caused a massive funding crisis.

We’ve lost nearly half of our income due to the impact COVID-19 has had on our fundraising.

We are doing everything we can to support families at risk and have supplied 2000 families with emergency food, soap and basic PPE. But under severe financial strain, we are having to turn people away in their greatest hour of need.

Without organisations like AfriKids there to protect vulnerable children, the progress we have made could be set back decades and poverty, neglect and abuse will thrive again.

We have already cut budgets, cancelled projects and slashed staff salaries, but it‘s not enough.

Please make a donation* of whatever you can afford to help us keep vulnerable children, healthy, safe and in school.

Click to make an urgent donation today Click to make a regular monthly gift

Thank you to everyone who has already supported AfriKids – we are so grateful!

 

*This is a changing situation so all donations raised will be allocated to our general funds and spent flexibly as needed, where they can make the greatest difference.

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21 Southampton Row
London
WC1B 5HA
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 207 269 0740

AfriKids Ghana Head Office:
PO Box 166
Bolgatanga
Upper East Region
Ghana

+233 (0) 3820 97134

Registered charity in England and Wales: 1141028
Registered NGO in Ghana: DSW/3024
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