URGENT: As COVID-19 reaches the most vulnerable communities across the globe, like those without access to clean water, sanitation and healthcare support, the devastation left behind from coronavirus could be catastrophic. Unchecked, the virus could kill millions and leave half the global population in poverty.
But together, we can create a very different future. We are already on the ground in some of the poorest countries, like Yemen, Bangladesh, and Timor Leste. We're distributing essential hygiene equipment, providing emergency food to households, upgrading water and sanitation systems at refugee camps and health facilities, and continuing training and awareness-raising activities.
We played a large role in containing the world’s worst outbreak of Ebola and these same steps will help protect people against this virus, too.
We’re doing everything we can — but we urgently need your help to do more.
Note: Should funds raised exceed the amount required to meet the immediate and longer term needs of the people in the affected areas, we will direct donations to our International Crisis Fund to enable us to rapidly address emergencies as they occur.
Photo: Pablo Tosca/Oxfam. Description: Naaser Mohamed Fakih and his granddaughter fill jerry cans with water.