Ribbon Ministry: Caring For the Vulnerable People of Northwest China

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According to official reports, the number of people with HIV/AIDS in China is approximately 780,000. While most believe this estimate to be far too low, no one knows for sure the accurate infection rate.

Specifically in the Northwestern region of China the infection rate of HIV/AIDS is growing at a rapid rate.
Many extremely poor migrant workers call this area home and are forced to live in areas called “city villages,” essentially slums, where housing is more affordable. These migrant workers are at high risk of infection.ribbon_v2

Ribbon provides care for the disadvantaged and marginalized of Northwestern China, with a special focus on HIV/AIDS patients and migrant workers.

They have also mobilized more than 400 volunteers toward HIV care and outreach.

Ribbon is the only Chinese-led NGO with approval from the government to serve the HIV community and has received widespread recognition by the government and media for its work.

Holistic Approach

Ribbon meets the needs of the community in a variety of ways including:

  • Christian Witness
  • HIV Testing & Medical Care
  • Counseling
  • Training for Migrant Workers
  • Mobilizing Volunteers
  • Community Education & Awareness Campaigns

Incredible Impact

Despite a lack of full time workers, need for more resources, and ongoing persecution that goes with the stigma of working with HIV/AIDS patients, Ribbon successfully continues to deliver services and help to the oppressed and the marginalized.

In the last year because of Ribbon Ministry:

  • 3133 people were tested through their facilities
  • 83 of those individuals were diagnosed as HIV+
  • 358 patients are seen regularly
  • 400+ Volunteers

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Ribbon volunteers leading a community awareness campaign
Ribbon volunteers leading a community awareness campaign

根據官方報告,中國目前有大約七十八萬感染有HIV/AIDS的患者。但大多數人認為這個數字遠遠低於實際的情況,沒人能夠確定準確的感染率。

特別在中國的西北地區,艾滋病的感染率以驚人的速度增長。許多來自於其窮困地區,到城市打工的農民工,因為生活的緣故被迫住在混亂ˎ貧瘠的「城中村」,在那裡他們還可以租得起租房子。這些農民工是高危被感染的一群人。

「紅絲帶」在中國西北地區,為那些處在社會底層,被邊緣化的人群中,特別是針對農民工和艾滋病感染者提供關愛。

他們同時還推動超過400位志願者去接觸和關懷艾滋病感染患者。

「紅絲帶」是此地區唯一當地政府認可,由本地同工帶領去服事艾滋病感染人群的事工;同時「紅絲帶」的工作也廣泛的收到來自政府以及社區媒體的接納和認可。

整全的模式

「紅絲帶」在多方面供應了社區的需要,包括:

  • 傳福音
  • 艾滋病測試和醫療關顧
  • 輔導
  • 農民工培訓
  • 志願者推動
  • 社區教育和宣傳

成果

儘管缺乏全職同工,資源有限;並且因為服事艾滋病感染患者而遭受的種種攔阻和逼迫;「紅絲帶」仍然成功的持續提供幫助,服事那些困苦當中的邊緣人士。

近期成果

  • 透過事工,有3133個高危人士得到測試
  • 83人被檢測出感染HIV
  • 358個患者被定期關懷
  • 有超過400個志願者加入