Coronavirus Emergency Appeal
“Give charity without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity.” (Al-Tirmidhi)
Human Appeal is launching an emergency appeal to fight the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 here in the UK and in some of the most vulnerable communities around the world.
With your help, we’ll be supporting vulnerable communities in the UK as well as distributing family hygiene kits that are customised to protect against COVID-19 in nine countries, with a focus on people living in displacement and refugee camps in Iraq, Pakistan, Palestine, Syria, Somalia, and Yemen.
£15 emergency food parcel for vulnerable people in the UK
Give just £15, and provide an urgently-needed food parcel to vulnerable and elderly people in the UK. Each parcel will include long-life and easy-to prepare foods, such as pasta, porridge, soup, biscuits, cereal, tea, and baked beans, as well as essentials, such as flour, sugar, powdered milk, jam and juice.
£70 family hygiene kit
Each hygiene kit will contain alcohol-based hand sanitizer, soap, surgical face masks, disposable gloves, wet wipes, disinfectant, detergent, toilet paper, and sponges. It will also include an easy-to-understand guide to reducing the risk of catching and spreading the virus.
Please donate £70 and help us to protect a family-of-six from this devastating virus.
Local media in Syria are already reporting cases of coronavirus, which are unconfirmed by government sources.
If the virus reaches camps, where people are already struggling with inadequate healthcare, poor hygiene provisions and overcrowding, it will spread at an alarming rate and is likely to cause a devastating and widespread loss of life.
Dr. Hasan Alked works at our Al Imaan Hospital in Idlib, Syria. “A COVID-19 infection in our region would be disastrous, and the virus would spread rapidly and severely. Medical staff aren’t prepared, equipped or trained to deal with an outbreak of this level, and we are terrified what coronavirus could mean for families that are already weakened, distressed and unable to isolate themselves.”
All Human Appeal field staff who will be in contact with beneficiaries will wear protective N95 masks and have their health monitored at virus screening stations to ensure that they don’t put the most vulnerable at risk.
Human Appeal is experienced in responding to outbreaks. We’ve helped to protect and treat people for dengue fever, malaria, diphtheria, leprosy, cholera and other waterborne diseases.
Give and help us fight COVID-19 in the UK and across the world.