Imagine being forced to flee your home because of violence, hunger or poverty – leaving everything behind to keep your family safe – only to face the deadly new threat of coronavirus.
We are supporting people to
Prepare for tomorrow by staying clean and healthy
Oxfam’s local teams are working in partnership with community-led organisations to distribute hygiene supplies. Together we’re ensuring vulnerable families have items like soap, detergent, menstrual products and more.
Survive today by getting safe clean water running
Teams are helping to get clean water running for as many people as possible, setting up handwashing stations and training people to become health promoters – getting vital messages out to communities on how to protect themselves from coronavirus.
Adapt for the future by supporting those who have lost incomes
We’re also working to help people who have lost incomes to buy the food they desperately need for their families. And distributing personal protective equipment to medical and aid workers who are working to save lives and stop the spread.
Coronavirus in crowded spaces
In overcrowded refugee and displacement camps around the world, too many families have limited access to proper sanitation, clean water and soap. In places like Yemen, Syria and Rohingya refugee camps, people have lost incomes and are struggling to feed their children.
Working hard to stop the spread
We’re deeply concerned about how coronavirus will affect people living through conflict, disaster and poverty. Oxfam’s humanitarian staff and partners are working hard to help stop the spread. We’re providing vital support like handwashing facilities, clean water, toilets and soap in the most vulnerable communities.
You can help
Work like this has helped contain deadly disease outbreaks such as Ebola and cholera – and it will protect people against this virus.
We are hoping to reach more than 17 million people with hygiene kits, access to clean water, soap and food assistance. We cannot do this without the generous support of people like you. Every donation to our Coronavirus Appeal will help us provide emergency support, like clean water and handwashing facilities to those most in need.