Through the Emergency Fund established by Pope Francis at the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) to support local churches in mission countries, contributions have already been sent to some countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America, reported Fides News Agency.
In Pakistan, a subsidy was given to all dioceses for the assistance of the poorest and most vulnerable Christian communities. In fact, the majority of these people usually live below the poverty line and food is the most urgent and fundamental need.
Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, has a high concentration of population, including numerous migrants who come to the city in search of daily housework. With the lockdown declared by the government, the majority of these people find themselves unemployed and unable to meet basic needs, in a dramatic situation. The Archdiocese has appealed to all members of the community and has set up a fund to help families with the distribution of food through parishes.