Coronavirus: what Oxfam is doing
How we are helping
We are hoping to reach over 17 million people around the world with hygiene kits, access to clean water, soap and food assistance.
We are keeping families safe
We are providing families with essentials like clean water, soap and information on how to stay safe and healthy.
We are supporting frontline workers
We are giving frontline medical and aid workers the equipment and supplies they need to care for vulnerable and sick people.
We are providing food to vulnerable people
Our teams are helping ensure families hit by this crisis get enough food to prevent malnutrition.
Around the world
- In Iraq we are distributing hygiene kits and have also providing a gender helpline to avoid violence against women during the crisis.
- In Zimbabwe Oxfam has distributed soap and handwashing guidelines to 600 households in Glen View in partnership with UNICEF.
- In the Rohingya camps in Bangladesh there is a major risk of devastating spread of coronavirus in the cramped, sprawling sites. Local teams and partners are already providing vital clean water and sanitation, as well providing hygiene training and awareness of coronavirus.
- We are calling for a Global Ceasefire for countries already facing long-lasting crises, such as Yemen, South Sudan and the Central African Republic.
Moury is an Oxfam Public Health Promotion Officer in the Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Credit: Fabeha Monir/Oxfam
Oxfam is supporting families and frontline workers
Your donations mean we can help families with essentials like clean water, soap and food. We are also providing frontline medical and aid workers, like Moury in Bangladesh, with the supplies they need to care for the vulnerable and sick.
Coronavirus: We aim to reach
people with advice on staying clean and healthy.
people with access to food.
people with access to hygiene kits to help prevent disease.