Across the globe, Jamati and AKDN institutions are at the forefront of responding to the Covid-19 pandemic, providing urgent humanitarian assistance, slowing the virus’s spread, caring for the infected, and addressing the broader consequences of the current crisis.

Many generous benefactors have come forward seeking ways to make a contribution towards the wide-ranging work in hand to address the severe effects of the crisis. The Global Pandemic Relief Fund, established in response to this outpouring of generosity, provides a single portal for those wishing to support this critical work.

In collaboration with various international agencies, the Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS), the Aga Khan University (AKU), the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH), FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance, and the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) have been treating Covid patients, testing suspected cases, and advising national authorities on their responses and preparedness.

Jamati institutions have set up telephone helplines to respond to questions, and have initiated programmes to support senior members of the Jamat and other vulnerable individuals. They have also worked to provide food, medicine, and shelter to those who most need it. In addition, Jamati institutions in all countries, supported by a huge volunteer effort, have rallied to move their programming into the digital space, offering webinars, health and fitness sessions, tutorials, and lectures through online platforms, in order to serve the physical and mental wellbeing needs of the Jamat and beyond.

Donations to the Global Pandemic Relief Fund can help to support this ongoing work, and can make a difference in many ways around the world. Here are more examples of the response efforts by AKDN institutions on the ground thus far.

To contribute to the Global Pandemic Relief Fund, please donate online or contact the following offices:

In Canada:
Aga Khan Foundation Canada
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In the United Kingdom and Europe:
Aga Khan Foundation United Kingdom 
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In the United States:
Aga Khan Foundation USA
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All Other Countries:
For other countries, please donate through one of the above offices, or please contact [email protected] to discuss other international giving options.