* each food parcels distributed as part of the UK Coronavirus Appeal contain: fresh fruits and vegetables, rice, cereal, tinned beans, tinned vegetables, tinned fish, lentils, long-life milk, pasta, tinned fruit, toiletries, nappies, baby milk (if required)
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic.
According to the World Health Organisation, as of 4 April 2020, 1,051,635 people have tested positive for coronavirus globally, and 56,985 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, as of 4 April 2020, 183,190 people have been tested in the UK. However, of those tested, 41,903 were confirmed positive, and 4,313 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.
Above all, we are committed to supporting vulnerable communities here in the UK and across the globe.
Our response to the Coronavirus outbreak includes:
Across the UK and in areas such as Syria, Gaza and Ethiopia, vulnerable people are at risk, therefore we need your support.
Donate towards the Coronavirus Emergency Appeal today and help save lives.