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CHARIS regularly organises events for its affiliates and volunteers. These include theological reflections, training in the field of disaster and humanitarian aid,
preparation for missions, networking sessions and retreats for volunteers, affiliates and staff.
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CHARIS regularly organises events for its affiliates and volunteers. These include theological reflections, training in the field of disaster and humanitarian aid,
preparation for missions, networking sessions and retreats for volunteers, affiliates and staff.
Come join us!

2020

 

COVID19: Caritas India

Image: Caritas India

 

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic. Since then, there has been a spike in humanitarian needs. Countries across Asia are facing various difficulties due to lockdowns which result in the closure of factories and leaving many unemployed. 

The loss of employment and income has left many individuals and families in Myanmar, Vietnam etc. unable to afford basic necessities and food for sustenance. These places face a mounting issue of hunger and starvation among the poorer communities. 

There has been a shortage of personal protection equipment for medical personnel and volunteers in many countries including the Philippines, Indonesia and Cambodia, leaving them vulnerable to the virus. Prices for such medical supplies have also surged, and distribution has been increasingly difficult due to lockdowns, as well as import/export limitations. 

Many in countries such as India and Bangladesh also face poor access to basic amenities like clean water and sanitation supplies, making them vulnerable to other illnesses like water-borne diseases. This is especially prevalent among the refugees, displaced migrant workers and those in rural areas of impoverished communities. 

 

In His Refuge and Strength

Cebu2018

With many disasters having struck the region this year, take a look back at how CHARIS has supported victims of natural disasters this year.

Passing It On

Harold

We hear from two Christ-loving CHARIS volunteers who answered our call to a mission trip to Cebu, Philippines in April 2019.

impressions elaineLim

LASTING IMPRESSIONS

Mission work has humbled me in a way I never imagined possible when I started. It has taught me the importance of listening, not relying on my own strength, ideas and ego but to always turn to God for providence.

It has also translated years of head knowledge into tangible encounters of God’s love through the people I meet. Their spirit of simplicity, faithfulness and joyfulness is an inspiration to me; the beautiful irony in that I receive so much more than what I bring to them.

Anne Claudine Tan

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