How the Church is Helping in Asia

How the Church is helping in Asia

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is deeply committed to relieving the suffering of God’s children around the world, without regard to race, religious affiliation, or nationality.

In many countries in Asia, the Church conducts this work through its humanitarian arm, Latter-day Saint Charities (LDSC).

In Asia – where over half of the world’s population resides – poverty, suffering, and inequality still affect the lives of hundreds of millions. 


Our Approach

To help the most people in need, Latter-day Saint Charities partners with local government and community leaders to understand the biggest needs facing people in the community. 

LDSC evaluates how to best address these needs, coordinating with government leaders, Church resources, non-profit organizations, and contractors to provide help in a manner that promotes:

  • Personal responsibility
  • Community support
  • Self-reliance
  • Sustainability


How We Help

Emergency Response
  • Emergency Response – Provide urgent aid to help those affected by natural and manmade disasters.
COVID-19 Relief
  • COVID-19 Relief – Helping by providing vaccinations (handled by Church Headquarters) and critical medical supplies and equipment. Primary focus during the current global pandemic. 
Food Security
  • Food Security – Focus on addressing both acute and chronic hunger.
  • Health – Focus on mother and newborn care, providing healthcare equipment and training, and promoting hygiene.
Clean Water
  • Clean Water – Focus on installing water systems, building latrines for schools, and constructing wash stations.
  • Education – Focus on classrooms, equipment, and literary support.
  • Disability – Focus on providing wheelchairs, walking aides, and vision care.


Where We Help

Focus Regions

The Church believes it can have the greatest impact by focusing the help it provides on a few targeted geographies:

  • Cambodia
  • East Malaysia
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Vietnam

The Church also provides limited support in Bangladesh, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Timor Leste.


Related Articles

Efforts in Asia

Global Efforts


How You Can Help

To accomplish its work, LDSC relies on talented, energetic humanitarian missionaries who can manage these large projects and ensure the intended results are accomplished. If you believe your background might be a good fit or if you would like to learn more, we encourage you to contact us.

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