Action for Children has published a report Childhood during coronavirus, highlighting the needs of the families with whom they have been working, they held they have given, and what they would like governments to do to alleviate child poverty.
You can help prevent people from suffering and dying due to the health and economic impacts of the pandemic by supporting calls for a debt ‘jubilee’ – requested by governments of poor and vulnerable countries. This would mean debt repayments of poor countries are cancelled during this crisis.
A degree of debt relief was granted in April of this year, but this did not go nearly far enough.
Will you call on the chancellor, Rishi Sunak to broker a more ambitious debt relief deal for the poorest countries?
We have received the following request from Action for Children.
As you know, we work with some of the most vulnerable children and families. We are supporting these families to cover the cost of basic essentials at this time including items such as food, nappies, cleaning products and gas or electricity.
We are proposing to spend some time at the Harvest Worship on 29th September thinking about Foodbanks, and the congregation are invited to bring suitable items for the Dundee Foodbank next Sunday in particular.
The Dundee Foodbank currently has the following list of urgently needed items.
There are some envelopes on the vestibule table for those who wish to donate to the work of Christian Aid and do not receive one by other means. Anyone unable to return an envelope can hand it to Margaret for forwarding to Christian Aid.
We have received an Easter Message and Easter Rabbit Bookmark from Christian Paul Calero, whom we sponsor as a means of supporting development work in his village of West Habog Habog, in the Philippines.
See noticeboard downstairs for the Card and Bookmark. David Easson is our contact with Signpost International.