A disintegrating healthcare system, including a collapsing vaccination and testing system, have left 54 million people in Myanmar at increased risk of COVID-19. A lack of adequate sanitation and prevention measures mean the deadly virus is spreading throughout the country. As of 19th August, official figures show that Myanmar has seen 365,759 total cases with 13,945 deaths from COVID-19 so far.
In the Rakhine State where more than half of the community are Rohingya, the spread of COVID-19 poses a serious threat to life for a people who have already fled violence.
The people of Myanmar are in urgent need of your help.
£30 Could go towards our coronavirus emergency fund.
£300 Could provide food packs for 5 families.
We are targeting 10 villages in the Rakhine state with an emergency COVID-19 response. Almost 26,000 vulnerable people will benefit from this support with women-headed households, the elderly, disabled and those already suffering from the virus taking priority.
Your support can help us distribute and deliver:
Donate Now. Help Myanmar Breathe.
Funds raised from this emergency will go towards the global emergency appeal, supporting this emergency as well as many others across the globe.