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JDC Foundation - support for flood victims in Pakistan
Torrential monsoon rains have triggered the most severe flooding in Pakistan’s recent history, washing away villages and leaving more than three million children in need of humanitarian assistance and at increased risk of waterborne diseases, drowning and malnutrition. The catastrophic flash floods have left one-third of the country flooded. According to local authorities the death toll has surpassed 1,200. 220,000 homes have been completely destroyed, and 662,000 homes have been damaged, leaving tens of millions of families and children internally displaced and homeless. Described as a “climate catastrophe” by the UN Secretary General, the floods have left over 6 million people in urgent need of humanitarian aid. Victims, many of them being children, are in serious need of basic amenities, including tents, food, medicine, clean drinking water, hygiene items and shelter. Without urgent access to these amenities, many families and young children will remain at serious risk and continue to suffer from the impact of the flash floods. Children in particular will suffer more than adults from a climate-related crisis like this one, with those in the poorest communities bearing the biggest burden. The Dentons Foundation is setting up a fundraising campaign, with a target of raising a minimum of €10,000, in order to support JDC Foundation in its flood relief efforts. The Foundation is a Pakistani charitable non-profit organization that focuses on promoting and enhancing the welfare of individuals, families and children faced with poverty, and offering emergency relief and rehabilitation to those that are suffering as a result of crises such as the current flooding. From day one, the flood relief teams of the JDC Foundation in Pakistan have been on the ground in the flood affected areas. They are continuously organizing the supply of important relief goods for children, including dry milk, pampers, biscuits and baby feeders. As children are forced to drink contaminated water, the risk of water-borne diseases such as cholera, diarrhea and malaria continues to increase. The dangers of mosquito and snake bites, as well as skin and respiratory diseases have also increased. The Foundation responds to these risks by offering baby coats to protect the children from bites, and medicines, medical supplies, water purifying tablets, anti-bacterial cream, ointments, safe delivery kits and therapeutic nutritional supplements. JDC also plans to set up medical camps where they can distribute such immediate relief. Moreover, with over 1000 primary and secondary schools having been fully or partially damaged as a result of the floods, the JDC Foundation hopes to assist with the repair and re-construction of schools and educational centers.
Humanitarian aid for Ukrainian families
The war in Ukraine is having a tragic humanitarian impact, as families flee their homes and endure extremely dangerous conditions as they search for safety. There are estimates that the number of Ukrainian refugees in foreign countries could reach the millions. This project aims to provide Ukrainian families and children who have been displaced by war with financial assistance to buy food, medicine, clothes, essential household items and appliances, as well as items such as toys and school supplies for children.The Dentons Europe Foundation will deliver this humanitarian aid through direct donations as well as collaboration with NGOs on the ground - as selected and vetted by our Positive Impact team.
Happy Kids School Rwanda
The German NGO Kinder- und Jugendhilfe Ruanda supports more than 120 orphan children and adolescents and their guardians through direct sponsorships and by giving them a chance to go to school.Nursery school in NyamvumvuThe school project in Rutunga launched in 2018 to create an education center offering high-quality, free schooling. The NGO purchased the land in 2019, and in 2020, the Happy Kids School opened for the first nursery class. Donations will be used to cover the school's running costs.The School KitchenThe construction of a school kitchen with a covered outdoor canteen for the students at the Happy Kids School began in 2021. The kitchen will offer a free, healthy breakfast and/or lunch to all students. Our donations will be used to equip the school kitchen and the canteen with dishes and furniture and support the NGO in delivering a healthy diet to the students, who often suffer from malnutrition.Fundraising goal: €3000https://kinder-jugendhilfe-ruanda.de/?lang=en
L’Envol, founded in 1994, is a recognized association that offers exceptional free holiday camps for children suffering from serious illnesses. Sick children often have to face obstacles and constraints that prevent them from participating in leisure activities due to their illness. As a result, they may feel excluded, stigmatized or isolated by their peers. By organizing adapted, carefully designed leisure outings and fun holidays, the association has encouraged sick children and young adults to gain resilience, strength and self-confidence to fight their illness, and to escape the reality of their everyday struggles for a short while. The camps offer a life-changing experience and a lasting impact, not only for the sick children that are able to join but also for their families. For almost 25 years, L'ENVOL has been applying the concept of recreational therapy to promote the psychological and social development of sick children and their families. Since 1997, L’Envol has welcomed more than 7,500 children and families in their programs. Our target is to raise €8000-10000 through individual and Firm donations to support L’Envol’s holiday camps.https://www.lenvol.asso.fr/en/