Coronavirus: Children’s Emergency Appeal
There is a growing concern for vulnerable children as the coronavirus spreads. Plan International UK, a global children’s charity, are particularly concerned for those in crowded refugee camps like Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, where there is no access to soap or running water and only 10 ICU beds for 1.2 million people.
We are all doing our best to social distance in the UK, but in crowded refugee camps the risk couldn’t be greater. If we don’t act fast, thousands of refugee children could be orphaned. In 50,000 communities globally, including the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh, Plan International are installing hand washing facilities, distributing thousands of hygiene kits and providing lifesaving training on hygiene. Vitally, they are protecting vulnerable children through foster care when their parents are sick.
With 80 years’ experience and through responding to health emergencies like the Ebola one, Plan International have the expertise to save lives. More support is urgently needed before the situation escalates.
YOU CAN HELP STOP CORONAVIRUS SPREADING IN REFUGEE CAMPS AND SAVE LIVES:
£24 can help arrange foster carers for a refugee child separated from their parents in Bangladesh.
£32 could buy essential cleaning and hygiene items for two families in Mali.