Coronavirus (Covid-19) has now spread worldwide, with confirmed cases in several countries where we work. Its spread to countries with poor health systems will be devastating. Our local experts need your support to continue protecting lives.
How is CAFOD responding to coronavirus?
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 could be catastrophic for the thousands of families already struggling to access healthcare and sanitation there.
We are expanding and adapting our programme work to prevent the spread and reduce the risk of coronavirus in communities. Every step we take now getting food and safe, clean water to families, will help prevent deaths and reduce suffering.
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.
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