Global Pandemic Relief Fund

AKDN creates Global Pandemic Relief Fund




In every place we work, the Aga Khan Development Network is at the forefront of the COVID-19 response to provide urgent humanitarian assistance, slow the virus’s spread, care for the infected, and respond to the broad consequences of the virus

Manysupporterhave come forward seeking ways to contribute to the AKDN’s uniquely wide-ranging work to address the crisis. The Global Pandemic Relief Fund has been established to respond to this outpouring of generosity and creates a one-stop portal to support this critical work across all AKDN agencies, including FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance, our emergency response agency.


Our Response

Our response to the global threat of COVID-19 includes efforts across multiple areas and is expanding as things change:

  1. Providing emergency food aid, basic medicines, and shelter to vulnerable groups
  2. Supporting a multitude of public health measures to “flatten the curve”
  3. Providing high-quality medical care to those infected

The AKDN response is unique because it brings expertise from all agencies together in a coordinated way. Learn more here.


How to Support

For those who wish to support our efforts to respond to the pandemic, the agencies and affiliates of the Aga Khan Development Network, including Focus Humanitarian Assistance, have launched the Global Pandemic Relief Fund. The Fund has been established to respond to the outpouring of generosity from our supporters and creates a one-stop portal to support this critical work across all AKDN agencies, including Focus Humanitarian Assistance, our emergency response agency.

To contribute to the Global Pandemic Relief Fund, please donate online or contact the following offices:


In the United Kingdom and Europe:

Aga Khan Foundation United Kingdom


Donate online:


Here are a few examples of AKDN’s response to the Global Pandemic:


AKDN pulls together in response to the COVID-19 pandemic


Aga Khan Foundation provides support for families to help children learn at home during COVID-19


HBL partners with Ehsaas to benefit 7.5 million in Pakistan


Coronavirus self-assessment mobile app launched for Pakistan


UCA distributes 500 care packages to vulnerable population in Naryn


Born to heal: Stories of three Pakistani Aga Khan School alumni