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The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic.

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

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.

According to the UK Government’s figures, over 8 million tests have been carried out for Coronavirus in the UK. However, of those tests, over 280,000 were confirmed positive. Over 40,000 people who tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) have sadly died.

As with any crisis, those who are already vulnerable are certainly at higher risk.

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

Getting critical access to food and hygiene is incredibly challenging at this time. Especially for vulnerable communities – including displaced families in Myanmar, people in Yemen and for those recovering from the effects of natural disaster across Africa and Asia. Your coronavirus charity donations towards the appeal will help save lives here in the UK and around the world.

Helping at home: Support those in need

Above all, we are committed to supporting vulnerable communities here in the UK and across the globe.

In the UK, our response includes:

  • Financial Assistance: We’ve donated £150,000 to the National Zakat Foundation to go towards their Hardship Fund. This is enabling vulnerable people to get cash so they can buy essential urgent items such as food, toiletries and nappies
  • Food Aid: In partnership with a range of organisations including Green Lane Mosque, Give a Gift and Sufra NW London we’ve been providing people in need with food parcels and food vouchers in Birmingham, Leeds and London
  • Medical Equipment: We’re working with CW Plus (the official charity of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation) to support their intensive care facilities, including the financing of syringe pumps and seven portable workstations
  • Muslim Burials: We’re supporting Muslim burial services in the UK, providing funds for PPE equipment, the repurposing of funeral washing facilities and to provide a bigger mobile mortuary

Across the globe in areas such as Syria, Yemen and Gaza, we’re also 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.

Across the UK and overseas, vulnerable people are at risk, therefore we need your support.

Donate Now towards this coronavirus charity appeal and help save lives.

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