Fabeha Monir/Oxfam

Walking through the narrow alley between tents. Rohingya refugee camp. Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

Coronavirus: what Oxfam is doing

Infections are soaring for millions of the world’s poorest people. Oxfam is working with partners to help people protect themselves and supply essential medical equipment to hospitals that are struggling to cope.

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.

Working on the COVID frontline in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh.

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.

Oxfam is helping provide food to vulnerable people during the COVID-19 pandemic

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.