|MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA May 9, 2020 (GURPUNEET SIDHU): UNITED SIKHS, a United Nations affiliated international non-profit, humanitarian relief, human development and advocacy organization, has had boots on the ground providing support and resources to families in need all over the world including Australia to counter the COVID-19 pandemic.
Before the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced COVID-19 as a pandemic, Australia was one of the first countries to begin immediate action in managing COVID-19 as a national health emergency. As a result of early action, Australia has conducted more than 551,000 tests across the country. Of the 6,746 confirmed cases, 90 people have been reported dead and 5,685 have been reported as recovered.
Globally, UNITED SIKHS has launched UMEED (an emergency helpline) to aid those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Under this project in Australia, UNITED SIKHS has launched a FOODBANK to help the most vulnerable including those over the age of 65 who do not have a family member to care for them, single mothers, international students, the disabled, or low income families with children