All We Can - Methodist Church Joint Emergency Appeal

All We Can and the Methodist Church in Britain’s Joint Emergency Coronavirus Appeal will provide essential support to vulnerable communities in India.

The country, home to 1.3 billion people, is currently in the grip of a deadly second wave of Covid-19 – and with hospitals unable to cope with the ever-increasing number of cases, and oxygen supplies scarce, the situation threatens to overwhelm the country’s health systems.

All We Can will be responding through its local partner in Odisha to the unfolding crisis. Your support through the Emergency Coronavirus Appeal will enable rural communities in Odisha state to pull together, and provide vital help at this most desperate moment.

Throughout the past year, All We Can’s local partner has raised awareness about Covid-19 preventative measures among 21,000 people from 90 villages in Odisha state; provided essential food supplies and hygiene kits to 2,000 marginalised rural families (pictured); and helped more than 214 particularly vulnerable families who were unable to make an income during India’s first lockdown to engage in agricultural work. Additionally, they have supported small business enterprises for those who were most at-risk, and enabled vulnerable families to create kitchen gardens – helping them conveniently grow nutritional food such as beans, okra and tomatoes.

Since April 2020, All We Can has supported more than 2 million people affected by the pandemic through the Emergency Coronavirus Appeal, and the work of its long-term partners. The Methodist family have also responded to the ongoing pandemic through grants given by the Methodist Church’s World Mission Fund.  As people here in the UK look forward to increasing freedoms, and feel tentatively hopeful about the future, we cannot forget about our global neighbours who are currently facing the virus at its deadliest moment.

Please pray for the situation in India, and give generously to the Emergency Coronavirus Appeal to help save lives today.


For information

Odisha is a state in eastern India and is the 8th largest state by area and the 11th largest by population with a total of about 42m people. It neighbours the states of West Bengal and Jharkhand to the north, Chhattisgarh to the west, and Andhra Pradesh to the south.