To raise the status of women through education and empowerment so they can have equal opportunities, rights and authority in their lives. Thousands of women are facing these problems every day here in Pakistan. Sister Zeph has been working tirelessly for many years to change these statistics. Please help us continue to change the lives of hundreds of women and children by donating today. Every contribution helps!
Covid Disaster Relief
Official data reveals that bed capacity in the intensive care units (ICUs) of Lahore’s major public and private hospitals reached more than 93% on 28 April, while some of the major cities in the largest and worst-hit province, Punjab, are seeing over 80% utilisation of ventilators and beds with oxygen.
Should the number of infections continue to grow, Pakistan may not just be facing a shortage of beds. Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar pointed out the country was already using 90% of its oxygen supply, with more than 80% already going towards healthcare needs.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned Pakistan – with less than one doctor per 963 people – could be headed for disaster.
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HOW COVID 19 HAS IMPACTED PAKISTAN
The coronavirus pandemic could nearly double the number of people around the world facing acute hunger, the UN’s World Food Programme said on Tuesday, its director warning of a looming “global humanitarian catastrophe.”
“We are on the brink of a hunger pandemic,” David Beasley, the WFP’s executive director, told the UN Security Council in a video conference.
But the economic impact of Covid-19 is projected by the WFP to increase the number facing food insecurity to 265 million this year, from 135 million in 2019, already the highest in the four years the report has been prepared.