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Coronavirus Emergency Appeal: give monthly

Be there for communities affected by the pandemic with long-lasting support

Wherever you are, the coronavirus outbreak has made this the toughest year in recent memory for all of us. The poorest and most vulnerable people in our world need your help so they can look to the future with hope.

Families who are living in over-crowded refugee camps. People who have no clean water to wash their hands. People who are living with HIV. These grandparents, mums, dads and children are at greatest risk to coronavirus.

We must respond quickly.

Please make a monthly gift to support our work in communities affected by coronavirus around the world. 

How your donation helps

Your monthly donations will help us limit the impact of coronavirus, protect our partner staff, and provide life-saving food in some of the most vulnerable communities. Your generous support will help us continue to:

  • Provide essential soap, water and handwashing training.
  • Ensure urgent health messages get through to help keep people safe.
  • Provide emotional support for people who have been forced to flee their homes.
  • Protect people's livelihoods so they can support themselves and their families. 
  • Work through our networks of church partners and faith-based organisations to reach the most vulnerable at this critical time.

Start your monthly donation today

Your donation can make a real difference now and will help rebuild lives in the many months of recovery to come. 

Together we can provide life-saving aid and long-term support to those who need it most. 

Female patient in consultation with doctor, both wearing protective equipment.

We're responding now

Christian Aid is responding to the coronavirus outbreak in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean. 

We're working together with partners and faith leaders to inform people about the risks, offering vital hygiene training, equipping health facilities with supplies, and providing food packages to the most marginalised families.

Click on the map below to read more about how we're fighting coronavirus around the world.

Coronavirus response: Brazil

We're working to protect communities in Brazil from the spread of this virus.

Coronavirus response: Bangladesh

For Rohingya refugees and host communities in Cox’s Bazar we are raising awareness on Covid-19, training doctors, conducting hygiene training, building handwashing stations, and distributing hygiene kits.

Coronavirus response: Guatemala

We're working to keep the most vulnerable communities in Guatemala safe from coronavirus.

Coronavirus response: Honduras

We're working to keep the most vulnerable communities in Honduras safe from coronavirus.

Coronavirus response: El Salvador

We're working to protect the most vulnerable communities from coronavirus.

Coronavirus response: Nicaragua

We're working to keep the most vulnerable communities in Nicaragua safe from coronavirus.

Coronavirus response: Colombia

Our work in Colombia has long focused on peace building and gender justice. As a result of coronavirus, millions of people have been left without access to health services, dependent on the informal economy to survive, or experiencing violence.

We are helping to amplify the voices of those most in need and providing humanitarian assistance in difficult to reach communities. In Bogotá we have paid for food packages for families who have been unable to earn an income since the lockdown.

Coronavirus response: Haiti

We're working to keep the most vulnerable communities in Haiti safe from coronavirus.

Coronavirus response: Dominican Republic

We're working to keep the most vulnerable communities safe from coronavirus.

Coronavirus response: Nigeria

In Nigeria we are supporting the most vulnerable communities to reduce the impact of Covid-19 by raising awareness, providing water, sanitation and hygiene resources and financial support.

Coronavirus response: Ethiopia

With funding from Irish Aid, our partners are raising awareness of the importance of regular hand washing and physical distancing through leaflets, posters and public service announcements. Faith leaders are also being supported to share health messaging within their communities.

 

We are also providing soap and water buckets complete with taps to 500 vulnerable families at higher risk of the virus and setting up 25 handwashing stations at community centres, health centres and distribution and training sites.  

 

With funding from the Scottish Government, we are working in South Omo province to eliminate the locust infestation within the constraints of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus response: Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

With funding from Irish Aid, our response in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), will reach over 7,500 families. Local partner ECC MERU is using community radio to raise awareness of the importance of physical distancing and regular hand washing.

 

We are promoting health messaging via loud speaker announcements in three villages in Kalehe Territory in South Kivu. We have also built three wells to ensure that almost 3,700 people have access to clean water for regular hand washing.

Coronavirus response: Kenya

Our work in Kenya focuses on providing clear health information about coronavirus and minimising the impacts of lockdown. In collaboration with the government, our partners are co-ordinating awareness campaigns in local languages about how the virus can be caught and spread. We are setting up handwashing points and signposting people towards hotlines and healthcare facilities when they become sick.  

 

We are campaigning the Kenyan government to ensure that rural communities continue to receive vital goods and services. We are providing a range of advice and support for women at increased risk of physical and sexual violence during lockdown. 

Coronavirus response: Angola

The government in Angola has declared a state of emergency and asked all citizens to stay at home. Our partners are running community awareness campaigns and distributing soap to people living on the street.

 

An online campaign is raising awareness of the risk of domestic violence during lockdown and pushing for the introduction of an emergency number which people can call to report incidents of abuse. 

Coronavirus response: Malawi

The government in Angola has declared a state of emergency and asked all citizens to stay at home. Our partners are running community awareness campaigns and distributing soap to people living on the street.

 

An online campaign is raising awareness of the risk of domestic violence during lockdown and pushing for the introduction of an emergency number which people can call to report incidents of abuse. 

Coronavirus response: South Africa

In South Africa our partners are campaigning to help people claim their rights and supporting efforts to ensure the most vulnerable and marginalised communities are included in the Covid-19 response.

Coronavirus response: Syria

Our humanitarian and education work in Syria is continuing, albeit with coronavirus adaptations. 


Our partners in north west Syria are raising awareness within communities about the need for physical distancing and regular handwashing to prevent the spread of the virus. They are also educating recently trained First Aid students on how to safely respond to someone with Covid-19 symptoms.

 

We are keeping in touch with students online through classes, e-books and prepaid internet cards.  

  

Our humanitarian staff are safeguarded with gloves and masks as they distribute blankets and other essential items to those who have fled their homes due to aerial bombardments.  

Coronavirus response: Lebanon

Education and advocacy are key areas of work in Lebanon. Our partners are providing support and information about Covid-19 via phone, video and leaflets. We have set up online learning courses to support children and parents during the crisis.


Our partners who are involved in prisoner rehabilitation schemes are advocating for the release of adolescent boys held on minor convictions. In overcrowded prisons, it is impossible to practice physical distancing.


We are also distributing food vouchers to Palestinian and Syrian refugee families who are out of work because of the lockdown. 

Coronavirus: Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories

In Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories, our partners are focusing on advocacy, human rights and access to healthcare during lockdown.

 

We are campaigning for Covid-19 testing and healthcare services to be provided for remote communities. Health updates and information about handwashing and physical distancing is now available in both Arabic and Hebrew to many vulnerable groups. Emotional support and legal counselling is being provided to women and girls who have survived sexual and physical violence. We are also calling for essential medical supplies and equipment to reach Gaza.

Farmers are being supported to safely supply food to vulnerable families in Gaza and the West Bank.

 

Coronavirus response: Afghanistan

Our local partners are supporting fragile communities in Afghanistan with food provisions, hygiene kits, and promoting reliable information about Covid-19.

Coronavirus response: Nepal

Working to keep communities in Nepal safe.

Coronavirus response: Myanmar

We are reaching conflict-affected communities supporting the most vulnerable people with vital information on prevention, health, water and sanitation support, and to meet basic emergency needs.

Coronavirus response: Indonesia

In Indonesia our response has focused on reducing the risk of coronavirus spreading to vulnerable people living with HIV/AIDS. Partners are providing hygiene kits to people living with HIV/AIDS which contain soap, hand sanitiser, antiseptic wipes, masks and multi-vitamin supplements.

 

We are also raising awareness of coronavirus through posters and leaflets about proper handwashing techniques, and etiquette around coughing and sneezing. We are supporting a local medical facility to ensure that they continue to provide medical treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Coronavirus response: Sierra Leone

Through our Health Legacy project, we are reaching vulnerable communities in Pujehun district with accurate information about the signs and preventive measures of Covid-19. We are promoting hand washing and hygiene practices and providing people with food and cash support whose livelihoods have been impacted by lockdown.

With funding from Irish Aid we are supporting the setup of two emergency response centres in Kono and Kailahun districts and increasing awareness using radio jingles. In five districts we are providing handwashing stations and face masks for workers, volunteers and vulnerable communities.

With funding from UK aid we are monitoring and tracking government spending on Covid-19 to ensure accountability.

Coronavirus response: Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe, we are ensuring that 15,000 people have enough water to wash their hands regularly.

We are also supporting communities in Mudzi and Mutoko whose livelihoods have been impacted by COVID-19. And we are providing food hampers to 5,4000 people.

We are helping young people return to apprenticeships and supporting farmers get the most from their smallholdings with the help of small loans.

For the first 12 months, monthly donations made to this appeal will go towards funding Christian Aid’s work to support communities affected by coronavirus. After that donations will go to our Unresticted Fund, to support and protect vulnerable people all around the world, including coronavirus emergency response and other projects where funds are most needed.

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