Church of Ireland Bishops’ Appeal supports global emergency responses during Covid–19 pandemic
the light of the global Covid–19 pandemic, Bishops’ Appeal – the Church
of Ireland’s World Aid and Development Programme – is releasing a total
of €50,000 to five key partner mission and development agencies to
support their efforts among the world’s most vulnerable people.
five agencies are Christian Aid, Tearfund Ireland, CMS Ireland, USPG,
The emergency responses include distributing essential
supplies such as food, soap, medicine and information to people whose
markets have shut down and who have no access to supplies, people who
live in informal settlements and in refugee camps, and people who are
living with a disability.
Rt Revd Patrick Rooke, Chair of Bishops’ Appeal, said: ‘Aware of the
financial pressures parishes are currently experiencing, the Church of
Ireland is not launching its own major appeal but asking dioceses,
parishes and individuals to give what they can to the appeals launched
by our partner agencies, with Bishops’ Appeal acting as a conduit. In
the midst of our own sufferings and fears at this time, it is vital that
we remember those in countries with fewer resources and expertise.’
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