URGENT APPEAL: Vulnerable families face Coronavirus threat

We are helping families now and our vital support will help keep people as healthy as possible. Please support vulnerable families now.

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Emergency aid can be life-saving


Coronavirus is one of the biggest threats to humanity right now. Like you, we are worried about the impact this is having on our lives and the world around us.

Now imagine not having a home during this time. Displaced families around the world have no private space to isolate and protect themselves from the virus, no access to clean water to wash their hands, and no blankets to keep them warm.

The need for humanitarian support is greater than ever for families already living in inhumane conditions. Right now, we are working even harder with our partners around the world to provide families with the emergency shelter they need now, more than ever.

Please donate today and help us provide vital support to families around the world.

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How can we help?


Our tents and shelter kits can help people to keep distance from each other.

Emergency shelter is absolutely vital for helping people move from overcrowded camps and collective centres to a more private space.

By providing blankets and sleeping mats we are helping to keep people warm and dry. Water filters and cooking sets allow families to have warm meals and clean water – you can help families stay as healthy as possible.

Our partners in Syria, Cameroon and Ethiopia are working hard to get our emergency shelter to people who need it, whilst implementing measures to reduce social contact during assessments and distributions.

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