Millions of lives are at stake as the coronavirus pandemic hits countries already suffering from war and instability.
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 or enough food, in countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Afghanistan, Somalia and Bangladesh — making them extremely vulnerable to coronavirus.
In these places, the virus is likely to be even more deadly than it has been here.
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.
How your fundraising could help
Will 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 children.
If we act now to protect millions of vulnerable refugees and displaced people, many lives can be saved.