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Coronavirus: Information and updates from Oxfam GB

Millions of vulnerable lives are at risk as coronavirus spreads through places like Rohingya refugee camps, Yemen and Syria.

People have already fled terrifying violence and now face this new deadly threat, whilst living in camps with limited essentials like clean water or soap. They are also facing hunger as a result of the pandemic.

Together with other member charities in the Disasters Emergency Committee, Oxfam has launched an urgent appeal. Please help the world’s poorest people protect themselves from coronavirus.

The Hunger Virus: How COVID-19 is fuelling hunger in a hungry world.
Read Oxfam's press release and report.

Oxfam Is currently:

Providing families with essentials like clean water, soap and information on keeping themselves safe.

Providing frontline medical and aid workers with equipment and supplies to care for the vulnerable and sick.

Ensuring families get enough food to prevent malnutrition, particularly amongst children.

In Focus:

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Rohingya crisis: In camps in Bangladesh there is a major risk of devastating spread of coronavirus in the cramped, sprawling sites. Find out more

Oxfam in Yemen: “We’ll never be able to tackle the coronavirus while wars are still raging. We need to silence the guns and stand with those calling for immediate and permanent local ceasefires.” Find out more

Oxfam in Zimbabwe: Oxfam has distributed 600 bars of soap and handwashing guidelines to 600 households in Glen View, Zimbabwe in partnership with UNICEF. Find out more

With Your Help We Can Do More

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The pandemic is already disrupting peace talks, making humanitarian needs greater and increasing gender-based violence. There has never been a better time to act. Call on the foreign secretary to silence the guns & save lives.

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Coronavirus emergency appeal

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.

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