One Day’s Wages’ Emergency Relief fund is ongoing and able to quickly and appropriately respond to the many crises around the world.
WHY EMERGENCY RELIEF
When a national or global crisis strikes, communities with high rates of poverty are particularly vulnerable due to a lack of resources and infrastructure. One Day’s Wages has created an emergency relief fund to be able to quickly and appropriately respond to crisis situations such as natural disasters, conflicts, epidemics or pandemics, food insecurity, and drought.
RESPONDING TO MULTIPLE CRISES
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has forced over 2 million people to flee Ukraine and many more are displaced within the country while seeking safety. It is estimated that 4 million people may flee Ukraine as this war continues to unfold. Many refugees now are being hosted in Poland, Hungary, and other European countries. While ODW typically only works in countries in Tiers 3 or 4 of the United Nations Human Development Index, we are expanding our efforts to support the people of Ukraine during this extremely dangerous time
We also have been responding to the ongoing humanitarian crisis brought about by violence and insecurity in Afghanistan. Forty years of conflict, along with chronic poverty, natural disasters, and food insecurity, has pushed 5.7 million Afghan refugees to neighboring countries. In 2021 alone, 700,000 people were newly displaced within Afghanistan (IDPs). With the Taliban takeover in August 2021, there was an increased rush to flee the country for those who feared for their lives.
On March 15, 2020, One Day’s Wages began releasing emergency funds to support communities responding to the spread of COVID-19 through emergency food aid, income support as economies shut down, and health and hygiene resources and education. While the strain from the pandemic is tangible for all of us, we’re coming alongside communities in vulnerable places such as refugee camps, remote villages, and densely populated urban areas where the spread of the virus could have a severe impact. The ongoing global pandemic has led to the first rise in global poverty rates in a generation as over 100 million people were pushed into extreme poverty. The impact of COVID-19 is not the same from country to country as access to vaccines and other healthcare services have been unevenly distributed.
There are additional crises in DR Congo, Tigray in Ethiopia, and South Sudan that we are committed to vetting partners in to provide aid to these places. If you’re an organization interested in learning more, please reach out.
To see our past partnerships in each country, check out our projects. Since directing Emergency Relief to COVID-19, we’ve funded 24 projects, impacting 313,276 people. Our partnership with Next Generation Nepal supported 56 families with children survivors of abuse, providing food relief packages and hygiene kits for 323 people in total. Our partnership with El Porvenir distributed 1,818 handwashing stations with soap to homes, schools, health posts, and health centers in need. Our commitment to you is that 100% of donations made to emergency relief will go to fulfilling the needs of communities that are the most vulnerable.
People Provided Emergency Food Aid
People Educated on Disease Prevention
Community Health Workers Trained
Make a donation, give your one day’s wages, or start a fundraising campaign. If you’re a company or church that wants to collaborate, contact us. Together, let’s make quality healthcare accessible and ensure hospitals are equipped. Let’s make financial resources available so that families don’t have to worry when they’re forced to leave their homes. Let’s not forget our own capacity to make change for the common good.