Your impact in 2018
In January, Baptist World Aid Australia published its annual Impact Snapshot.
2017 was marked by enormous need across the world. The first famine in six years was declared in parts of South Sudan, conflict forced more people from their homes than ever before, and, through it all, devastating levels of poverty persisted.
But you are making a real difference!
If you gave to the work of Baptist World Aid last year, then you were among more than 14,000 generous supporters who helped to directly impact the lives of 292,857 people. Thank you.
From the Hunger Crisis in East Africa and Yemen, to remote communities in rural Nepal, your generosity is a genuine blessing for families living in poverty!
For nearly 60 years, Baptist World Aid has been helping Australian Christians and churches to respond to poverty and love the world’s poor in authentic and effective ways.
Baptist World Aid partners with like-minded Christian agencies overseas to help families end poverty through community development projects; child sponsorship projects; and disaster response, relief, and risk management work.
In 2017, your generosity made it possible to carry out this mission in 25 countries, reaching some of the world’s most vulnerable people, and helping define the Australian Baptist Church as a movement that’s passionate about justice and compassion – what a powerful witness!
But there is still so much more to be done.
Already in 2018, disaster has gripped the Pacific region. In February, Tonga was devastated by cyclone Gita – the worst storm in 60 years – and last month a magnitude 6.8 earthquake rocked Papua New Guinea.
In Bangladesh, the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis continues to escalate. And with the monsoon season soon to hit the South Asian nation, the plight of the Rohingya people is set to worsen dramatically.
But through disasters like these, your generous gifts to the Disaster Action Fund are already at work, helping provide urgently needed emergency relief to keep disaster-affected families safe, healthy and alive! (Find out more here).
Baptist World Aid counts it a great honour to share with you the impact you are helping make possible. On behalf of everyone here at Baptist World Aid, our Christian partners in the field, and the families who we seek to serve, thank you for making 2017 so wonderful!
Click here to find out more about your impact last year.