Coronavirus is a crisis that affects us all. It will take all of us working together to survive, rebuild and heal.
With you by our side, our local experts and community volunteers can ensure help reaches the most vulnerable communities on earth before the virus does.
How is coronavirus affecting vulnerable communities?
Families without enough to eat and without access to clean water, possibly living with HIV or other underlying health conditions will be particularly vulnerable to coronavirus.
The virus has now hit the Rohingya camps in Bangladesh’s Cox's Bazar, which will be catastrophic for the thousands of families already struggling to access healthcare and sanitation there.
What is CAFOD doing to help people survive the coronavirus crisis?
We are expanding and adapting our programme work to prevent the spread and reduce the risk of coronavirus. Every step we take now getting food and safe, clean water to families, will prevent deaths and reduce suffering, ensuring the survival of communities.
Our valuable experts on the ground understand the challenges and needs in their respective communities. They are able to respond quickly and are already involved in activities that include:
- Delivering food to where it is needed most.
- Improving hygiene, handwashing and sanitation at the community and household level.
- Producing radio messages, posters and leaflets in local languages on risks and prevention.
- Training community volunteers to carry out awareness campaigns.
How can I help?
In order to continue protecting and improving the lives of those in poor communities, your gifts are needed now more than ever. Your essential support will help families survive.
What your donation could buy
Buy a hygiene pack for a vulnerable family
£6 can buy a hygiene package for a vulnerable family containing soap, washing powder and reusable face masks.Donate £6
Give a religious leader reliable information
£33 can give a religious leader information about coronavirus, which they can share with their community.Donate £33
Pay for an awareness raising radio broadcast
£260 can write, edit and broadcast a 30-second radio advert sharing news about coronavirus with isolated communities.Donate £260