Thanks to your generous support as well as a partnership with AMG International, we have begun relief work for the victims of the Jaranwala attack that destroyed or vandalized the homes of over 100 Christian families.
A member of our staff personally met with the families to learn what their specific needs were. Given what they shared with us, we prepared 110 food kits along with 110 pedestal fans for the families to offer some relief from the extreme heat.
Each food kit contained enough to feed a family of four for one month and included rice, flour, oil, lentils, dry milk, tea, spices, and sugar.
While many of the families whose homes were burned received some monetary support from the government, the amount was not enough to completely rebuild. Families whose houses were vandalized but not burned did not receive any support.
Unfortunately, Christians in Jaranwala are now facing increased discrimination following the attacks.
Those employed by Muslims have lost their jobs. Most of the Christian women worked as cleaners in Muslim households and are now out of work.
Because of this, support for these families who now have lost all or a significant portion of their income is crucial. Without assistance, children are at risk of dropping out of school, the families are vulnerable to brick kiln slavery, and malnutrition is a major concern.
While there is other support from nonprofits for Christians in the central areas of the attack, Christian houses in small surrounding villages were also looted. Those families have not received any support at all.
It is not too late to contribute to our relief efforts for those who have lost everything due to religious discrimination. Your support will help to prevent these families from getting trapped in a downward cycle of poverty.
To donate, please click here, and select “Jaranwala Attack – Support for Affected Families.”
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