LOCKED DOWN IN ACCRA GHANA - COVID-19
Locked Down in Accra.
This week, in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the President of Ghana ordered all of Accra into lockdown for two weeks. The vast majority are not allowed out of their homes except to purchase food, seek medical help, or go to the bank. The police and soldiers are enforcing this with checkpoints and increased patrols. Anyone who violates this directive faces arrest and prosecution.
While this is a necessary and helpful way to contain the virus, it is extremely difficult for many Ghanaians. Many in our community live from day to day, and stocking up on food is not even an option. There are no safety nets here – no welfare for the unemployed, no food banks, and only very limited medical care for the poor. It is a critical situation for the community around us. Our help – and your partnership – is vital now to help avoid starvation, and malnutrition of children, and disease. We are on the frontlines of rescuing the poor and vulnerable from perishing in this worldwide fight against coronavirus, as we reach out to the needy and show the love of Christ.
Right now Agape Gospel Mission is providing meals, schooling, clothing, and medical assistance to desperately needy families in our community. Although our school is closed, we are providing take home school packs to the children in our Community At-Risk programs. We are also supplying daily food and soap to their families and neighbors. I know that this situation is not limited to Ghana. I can’t imagine how it has affected you, and the grief and loss you must be feeling during this unexpected time. But if you have anything extra to share, we urgently need your help to continue to care for and bring hope to the most vulnerable in our community.