As lockdown measures gradually lift here in the UK, families around the world who have fled violence and conflict need our help.
In these places, the virus is likely to be even more deadly than it has been here.
Imagine having to leave everything behind to keep your family safe, only to face a new, silent threat: Covid-19.
This is the reality for people living in tents and makeshift shelters without running water in the world’s most fragile places: Yemen, Syria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Afghanistan, as well as the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.
There are not enough hospital beds or supplies to treat those who fall ill. But, as we have seen in the UK, simple measures can make a huge difference.
If we act now to protect millions of vulnerable people, many lives can be saved.
According to the WHO, there have been over 11.8 million confirmed cases of coronavirus globally, and over 500,000 people have sadly died.
Across the globe in Africa, Asia, Europe and further afield, communities are at high risk of contracting COVID-19.
As with any crisis, those who are already vulnerable are at higher risk.
For vulnerable communities – including displaced families in Myanmar, individuals in Gaza and for those recovering from the effects of natural disaster across Africa and Asia, getting critical access to food and hygiene is incredibly challenging at this time.
These people desperately need our help.
Help protect people in Yemen, Syria and Somalia and South Sudan who have lost everything and are facing a new threat.
In Syria, right now we’re supporting 70 health facilities including hospitals and health centres with medical items and training in order to help around 200,000 people in the north-west of the country.
This includes large numbers of internally displaced people (IDPs) in an area where people have often been repeatedly displaced due to conflict.
Help protect the world’s most vulnerable people.
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People who have suffered so much need your help now more than ever to face Covid-19. For just £50, you can provide a family with enough food for a month.
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