In ‘normal time’ we would probably had a retiring collection for the Disasters Emergency Committe’s appeal. Please consider carefully if you able to support this emergency request.
Here in the UK we’ve all had to make sacrifices to protect each other and save lives during the coronavirus pandemic, and witnessed the incredible dedication of our amazing NHS staff.
But as lockdown lifts here, people around the world need our help – families who have fled violence, conflict and hunger in countries where there is no NHS if they fall ill.
Many are now living in crowded refugee and displacement camps with little access to medical care, clean water or enough food, making them extremely vulnerable to coronavirus. In these places, the virus is likely to be even more deadly than it has been here.
Imagine having to leave everything behind to keep your family safe, only to face a deadly new threat: Covid-19. This is the reality for people living in tents and makeshift shelters without running water or soap in places like Yemen, Syria and Somalia.
But, as we have seen in the UK, simple measures can make a huge difference. If we act now to protect millions of vulnerable refugees and displaced people, many lives can be saved.
We need your help to:
provide families with clean water, soap and information on keeping themselves safe
provide frontline medical and aid workers with equipment and supplies to care for the vulnerable and sick
ensure families get enough food to prevent malnutrition, particularly amongst children
People who have already suffered so much need your help now more than ever to face this new threat. Please give whatever you can at this challenging time for us all.
Donate Online at https://dec.org.uk
By Phone: please call 0370 60 60 900.
By Post: All donations should be made payable to the DEC Coronavirus Appeal and sent to PO Box 999, London, EC3A 3AA
By Text: Text the word DONATE to 70150 to give £10.