CAFOD’s emergency appeal to help millions facing devastation of coronavirus globally

Thursday 7th May 2020

CAFOD is calling on people in our diocese to help communities around the world by donating to its coronavirus emergency appeal.

Families without enough to eat and without access to clean water, possibly living with HIV or other underlying health conditions will be particularly vulnerable to coronavirus.

If it hits refugee camps, like the Rohingya camps in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar or camps for Syrian refugees inside and outside of the country, it could be catastrophic for the millions of people already struggling to access healthcare.

CAFOD is expanding and adapting its programme work to prevent the spread and reduce the risk of coronavirus in communities. Every step it takes now getting food and safe, clean water to families, will help prevent deaths and reduce suffering.

CAFOD works with valuable experts on the ground understand the challenges and needs in their respective communities. They are able to respond quickly and are already involved in activities that include:

  • Delivering food to where it is needed most.
  • Improving hygiene, handwashing and sanitation at the community and household level.
  • Producing radio messages, posters and leaflets in local languages on risks and prevention.
  • Training community volunteers to carry out awareness campaigns.

How can I help?

In order to continue protecting and improving the lives of those in poor communities, your gifts are needed now more than ever.

You can donate to CAFOD’s Emergency Appeal here

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