In late 2019, the first case of COVID-19 was recorded. Today the spread of this disease is global, the World Health Organisation has declared it a global pandemic. COVID-19 is now affecting 217 countries around the world, 55,928,327 cases have been confirmed globally, 1,344,003 have died and many more remain undiagnosed.
These figures are rising every hour of every day.
While we in the UK struggle to contain this virus, people living in poverty, without adequate hygiene, sanitation or medical care around the world are at seriously increased risk of contracting this deadly virus.
This is a serious health emergency. There is no time to waste.
We need your help to protect those who are most vulnerable and protect our world. Our emergency response is concentrated on those living in poverty and the greatest need across Somalia, Sudan, Myanmar, Cambodia, Bosnia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Jordan and Yemen.
Donate now to keep people alive and stop the spread of COVID-19.
Your support can ensure that those living in poverty and at immediate risk can receive:
To ensure that we can stop the spread of disease, we strongly encourage all our supporters to stay at home and practice social distancing. Adhering to this advice and your support to our emergency appeal is paramount to protect community, national and international health.
* WHO data, 19th March 2020. For latest figure click here.
Funds raised from this emergency will go towards the global emergency appeal, supporting this emergency as well as many others across the globe.