In times of uncertainty, we find ourselves looking for ways to bring light to other people’s lives. The Covid-19 pandemic has sent shockwaves across the world, reminding people that tomorrow is never promised. While times are tough, there is always a silver lining hidden underneath all the uncertainty. If you look past the negative news headlines, you will discover hope in the unlikeliest of places.
Humanity as a whole is being challenged right now, faced with circumstances beyond our control. However, what we can control is the way we respond. Below are some amazing stories of how people are stepping up in the face of fear and supporting those who are both suffering and sacrificing their lives for others.
Iran has been reported as the Middle Eastern country most impacted by Covid-19. While its mosques are closed for prayers, they remain open for support. A number of volunteers have transformed abandoned mosques into temporary factories for sewing surgical masks, preparing food, and more.
Additionally, another group of volunteers is delivering food and fresh juices to medical professionals and Covid-19 patients. In many ways, their volunteer work is answering the prayers of thousands of people across the world. And their selflessness continues to provide hope to many communities nearby.
Around the world, medical professionals are being overwhelmed by the number of patients needing care. On top of that, many hospitals lack sufficient medical supplies to support those affected by the virus. In response to their country’s need, several medical students in Lebanon volunteered to care for Covid-19 patients, often working twelve hours in any given day.
To help mobilize resources, people with medical and health backgrounds in Egypt have volunteered to provide a comprehensive support unit for those with medical needs and questions related to the virus.
There’s never been a better time to pay it forward. In Lebanon, Beit Al Baraka and Lebanese Food Bank raised over one million dollars in just one hour through a webinar fundraiser. The money will go towards feeding 28,571 families in need.
Meanwhile in Morocco, Abderrazak Hamdallah, an international football player, cleared one thousand families of bills related to the virus. Lastly, Emad Mohammed Reza, an Iraqi national team player, offered his hotel free of charge to people needing to be quarantined.
When supporting those fighting on the frontlines during this pandemic, providing money and resources is not the only ways you can help. In countries around the world, including the UAE, citizens can be heard at night cheering and applauding medical professionals for their admirable selflessness and unwavering dedication to the cause.