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Coronavirus Appeal: Those who are already vulnerable are at higher risk

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.


Coronavirus: Why people need your help

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.

In the midst of conflict in Syria, refugee families were already lacking shelter, food and medical equipment. With the outbreak of Coronavirus, their struggles are increasing.

For vulnerable communities – including displaced families in Myanmarindividuals 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.


Covid-19 Appeal: How your donations are helping support those in need

Help protect people in Yemen, Syria and Somalia and South Sudan who have lost everything and are facing a new threat.

Across the globe in areas such as Syria, Gaza and Yemen, we’re supporting communities in critical need by providing:

  • Food assistance and grants for orphaned children
  • Hygiene kits including hand gloves, masks, toilet rolls, disinfectants and hand sanitisers
  • Awareness-raising leaflets on how to keep safe

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.


Your donations help save lives

We need your help to:

  • Provide families with clean water, soap and information on keeping themselves safe
  • Provide frontline medical and aid workers with equipment and supplies to care for the vulnerable and sick
  • Ensure families get enough food to prevent malnutrition, particularly amongst children

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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Find out about our UK Coronavirus Appeal and see how we’re supporting communities in the UK through the Covid-19 pandemic.

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