RESPONDING TO GLOBAL DISPLACEMENTS
Lack of food, water, shelter and healthcare are the central concerns for many humanitarian emergencies. Meeting the emergency needs of those forcibly displaced is the leading priority for humanitarian agencies and host communities.
Long-term efforts to address these challenges are mainly made through policy formation and livelihood improvements implemented by the governments and larger international humanitarian responders. But in the short-term, emergency aid is essential for meeting the needs of the displaced communities.
Today 70.8 million people are forcibly displaced worldwide. One person becomes displaced every 2 seconds that means 30 people are newly displaced every minute. The majority of these, some 41.3 million of the forcibly displaced people, remain within their own country, becoming internally displaced persons (IDPs). A further 29.4 million are refugees and asylum seekers who have crossed an international border.
In 2019, BREAD AUSTRALIA successfully delivered over 50,000 blankets to internally displaced people in Syria, through our Syrian partners.
We believe in building the capacity of the church and local communities to respond to the local needs.
Poor communities and displaced people are struggling to access primary healthcare. Deprivation during migration, poor living conditions and lack of adequate hygiene make refugees vulnerable to health risks.
In the West, regular hospital upgrades generate a large amount of useable but superseded medical goods which are unwanted in the West. These superseded medical goods could be redistributed to communities in desperate need in war or disaster affected countries.
Hunger and malnutrition continue to be a major concern for pregnant and lactating women and growing children among the displaced communities; many are chronically undernourished. Malnutrition in mothers impacts their infants as it hinders lactation. Many of the displaced communities are already affected by serious drought in East Africa and the Horn of Africa, resulting in an increase in malnutrition among displaced communities. Globally, refugee children, suffer from a lack of proper nutrition and food insecurity.
Within the agricultural industry, the dairy and grains industries have a remarkable opportunity to influence the nutritional needs of children. Undernourished children in refugee communities are often lacking in foods with high protein content, which are necessary for growth and cognitive development.
Australia is a major agricultural and dairy producer. We hope to partner with the farming communities to bring hope and nutrition to displaced communities.
BREAD AUSTRALIA see the value and effectiveness of in-kind donations. In our experience, coordinated in-kind donations will boost the donor economy and it will help the donor community to be directly and practically involved in the humanitarian intervention.
CSR (CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY)
Today’s most successful businesses know that they need to give back to the communities; by making this choice the businesses could aid to people in need across the world. CSR collaborations have the potential to provide significant benefit to your business, giving a sense of personal satisfaction and enhancing its market image.
CSR collaborations can be linked closely to a company’s business or set of products – Australia is a manufacturer of regular UHT and instant whole milk powder producer. We hope to partner with dairy companies to bring hope and nutrition to poor communities, especially children and infants.
BREAD AUSTRALIA would like to explore with you opportunities to find CSR opportunities to strengthen your business. Choosing the right project is crucial for a successful CSR strategy.