Donation in kind for refugee families in Hong Kong
Since the beginning of the year, many people from the marginalized communities face significant challenges in coping with the pandemics. One of the forgotten communities in Hong Kong are the refugees and their children. March was particularly difficult as they scrambled to cope with the 5th wave of the pandemic.
In an effort to help ease the difficulties and struggles faced by the refugee community, the HKAOM solicited 60 carton boxes filled with household goods, electrical appliances and toys from German company, Kaufland , which we donated on their behalf to the Union Refugee on 20 April.
Hospitaller Sophie Mensdorff-Pouilly expressed her concern for the refugee plight and her appreciation to Kaufland on behalf of the Hong Kong Association of the Order of Malta, “We’ve learned that refugees belong to one of the most vulnerable groups in Hong Kong. Asylum seekers are not allowed to work and rely entirely on government support and private donations. Throughout this pandemic, we have supported these individuals with food, clothes and some laptops. I’m most grateful to Kaufland for their donation of household and electric items to these families of our society who have very little.”