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Dear Community,

As we continue Promoting Together Multicultural Queensland Principles, We also, continue to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely, the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff remains our number one priority. For information, including frequently asked questions, please visit the organisations

Coronavirus web page: www.ufvra.org.au

Leading virologist, Professor Nigel McMillan from Griffith’s Menzies Health Institute Queensland provides some important advice for students:

Organisation response:

We as organisation is taking this situation seriously and planning for a range of scenarios. Our focus is on ensuring your wellbeing.

In the circumstance we have to close organisation activities, we will communicate with organisation members, community leaders, and our client via organisation social media, email and UFVRA Australia website.  www.ufvra.org.au

What you can do?

Queensland Health advises the best way to protect yourself and others from infection is to practice good hand and respiratory hygiene including:

  • cleaning hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rubs

  • covering your nose and mouth with a tissue or flexed elbow when coughing or sneezing

  • avoiding contact with anyone who has symptoms such as fever, a cough, sore throat, fatigue, and shortness of breath.

If you are unwell you should stay at home and let your course convenor know. UFVRA Organisation aims to be as flexible as possible with the delivery of our service to the community as required by Queensland Health Advises recommendation.  

Your well-being

I realise for some of you this will be distressing time. The organisation Online Health and Wellness Centre can direct you to counselling services on within Brisbane, as well as other support resources between our partners.

If you need support outside organisation hours, we recommend you to call Mental Wellbeing Support Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide immediate assistance for emotional and mental distress. Phone 1300 785 442 or text 0488 884 146. Or visit our website, at www.ufvra.org.au

You will also notice an increase in cleaning activities, with a focus on hard surfaces including door handles, high traffic areas and bathrooms. Hand sanitiser has been distributed across organisation operational area and further supplies are being made available in all of our activities places, including  event table, fundraising, and Job seekers computer centres.  

Best wishes, 

Peter Lino.

Director/ United Federation Of Volunteers For Refugees Action (UFVRA) Inc.

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What Is Wrong With Corona Virus?

WHAT IS WRONG WITH Coronavirus Disease??

(COVID-19) outbreak?

Peter Lino Lomoro, March 23, 2020: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak situation. We‘re all affected by *#* COVID2019 Pandemic:

What is wrong with Corona Disease?!

 Definition of Corona:  (African Australia Communities and others)

  • It's an unprecedented health challenge across the world.

  • It is a superpower virus,

  • A non-discrimination Virus

  • Corona virus is destroyer, killer and world pandemic, merciless, invisible

  • Corona Virus has committed world Genocide,

  • Is now Corona international, not where it began?

  • An infectious disease caused by a new virus.

  • Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze

  • You can get it if you don’t keep 1 meter or 3 feet) distance

  • It is everywhere, anywhere.

  • Corona is mission is unknown

  • Corona vaccine or treatment is nowhere to be confirmed, maybe is on the way not sure.

  • Corona virus love taking advantage of vulnerable human being

  • Corona virus is not known if it is from God or Man Made virus,

  • Corona is Corona, not other names for it, can kill, cannot forgive, cannot discriminate, cannot sleep, and is awake at any time you came in contact with its virus.

Confirmed Cases!!!!

  • 294,110 Confirmed cases!

  • 12,944 Confirmed deaths!

  • 187 Countries, areas or territories with cases!

Since 21 January 2020, Disease Outbreak News! United Federation Of volunteers For Refugees Action Volunteers and staff came together to fight it. With support of Queensland Health and Australia Government Health is closely monitoring the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).  The confirmed cases toll is, increasing day by day. As organisation, we have taken steps to assist African Australia to understand “COVID-19 pandemic” information provided in a daily updates (Australia, Government). We want see that we reached out to more than 20,000 African Australians locals in Australia shared live – saving COVID-19 prevention tips. In different local languages.  Raising awareness as part of a larger effort to drive social change, we are very kin to Prime Minister Statement and follow it exactingly.

 

However, our means of raising awareness are as follows:

  • Phone calls advice,

  • Leaders, community advice, various community leaders will be In Touch with families, understanding the current situation, (break out African Traditional understanding not to risk others)

  • Special Advice parent with Domestic Violence

  • Phone advice to youths, alcoholic disability, homelessness and the vulnerable once.

World Health Organization declared Global Health Emergency, as COVID-19 Pandemic, and it is true. What we are doing as from today is do a coordinated widespread community response in limiting and reduce the spread of the disease, targeted group African Australian traditional understanding of COVID-19 Pandemic).

We will use seven languages:

  • Swahili

  • Dinka and Nuer

  • Lingala

  • Kirundi

  • Somalia

  • Ethiopian languages

  • Acholi and Madi

Peter Lomoro, Davide John and Emmanuel Sida has taken this initiative to aware the common masses by sharing information material highlight the tips and advice to reduce the risk of coronavirus among African Australian Communities. Through this volunteer-led campaign By Peter Lomoro, David John and Emmanuel Sida *#* African Australian Wash Hands Control Corona, hundreds of African Australian locals including elderly, children, women, homeless, youths, single men and single mother and persons with a disability were reached and proper orientation was given on personal hygiene during this Corona Pandemic through our social media pages and even phone calls.

Peter Lomoro, one of the volunteers and director for United Federation of Volunteers For Refugees Action from Brisbane while sharing this views 23rd March 2020: What is wrong with Corona Disease? “We live in the identical world you do and face the same experiments with the coronavirus pandemic. However, we challenge to come out only to protect the vulnerable and marginalized members of our society. We organization, leaders, volunteers youth have a responsibility and we know our duty from today!”

We can break the chain of spread and ensure the safety of all by avoiding large gatherings.

Do Ten Things:

  1. Wash hands often

  2. Cough into elbow

  3. Don’t touch your face

  4. Keep a safe distance

  5. Avoid unnecessary kissing.

  6. Avoid public toilets,

  7. Do not come home and enter your house with shoes,

  8. Stop African traditional believe, that Corona is not real, it is real.

  9. Feel sick? Stay home let’s *#*WashHandsContralCorona.

  10. Avoid Arabic smoking pipe,

We will continue to work together aiming for saving lives and serving our community it is humanity! Want to join hands with UFVRA Austral as a volunteer? Email on admin@ufvra.org.au

Our Mission:

  1. To respond to global emergencies in an efficient real time manner.

  2. To restore dignity to the lives of those who have lost all by fostering human rights protection

  3. Break the cycles of widespread poverty by engaging in strong ethical, sustainable solutions that materialise (Improve Poverty)

  4. We empower communities to be self-reliant and independent

  5. Demonstrate the real Australian non-profit organisation to bring people back together for world peace and harmony.

  6. To bring sustainability to both the beneficiaries and the organisation

  7. We serve people who need it most, relieve their suffering & transform their lives for a great future.

    ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF COUNTRY

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of all the lands on which we meet, work and live and recognize that this land has always been and always will be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land.www.ufvra.org.au

United Federation of Volunteers for Refugees Action pays its good wishes to the traditional custodians across the lands in which we work, and acknowledges the elders past, present and emerging.  We walk together in solidarity in the shared pain of the past and with shared hope, respect and value for the future.

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