SSSIO Queensland Region recently undertook a service activity to assist the Afghan community in light of the recent crisis in Afghanistan. SSSIO Queensland reached out to the Queensland Afghan Community Association and enquired how we could best support them during these challenging times. The president of the Afghan Community Associated advised that spiritual support would be the most valuable service SSSIO QLD could provide during this time due to the impact of the stress people were facing as a result of the unfolding crisis in their country.
SSSIO NSW Region initiated a service activity in September to supply food packages to respond to the crisis that was unfolding in Sri Lanka as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many communities in Sri Lanka were struggling to meet basic living needs resulting from the worsening COVID-19 pandemic. With health services being overwhelmed by Covid cases and food shortages impacting the country, many people in Sri Lanka were going through a challenging time.