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The coronavirus crisis is hitting children hard - the most vulnerable children hardest of all. That's why we're acting quickly to give them the support they need around the world.

But we can't do it without your support. Help us protect a generation from COVID-19.  Please donate today.

Your support will help keep children alive, protected and learning. If we act fast, communities will be prepared and resilient and together, we can help families get through this. 

Please support our Coronavirus Appeal

How we're helping children around the world

Making sure they’re safe

  • Focusing on families in refugee camps, war zones, and urban slums will struggle to cope if coronavirus hits hard.
  • Putting measures in place to prevent infection - especially where it’s virtually impossible to practice social distancing and safe hand-washing.
  • In Yemen, we have redeployed our efforts to vital training of health workers and community sensitisation. 
  • We are distributing vital PPE for health facilities and hygiene kits among our programmes. 

Keeping children healthy

  • Providing protective equipment, medical supplies and training for local health workers for areas where cases are already high
  • Working with local health authorities to set up hospitals to treat and isolate patients with coronavirus 
  • Continuing other life-saving work to prevent killer diseases like pneumonia and malnutrition.
  • In Lebanon, where there is very limited access to information about the virus we are raising awareness of preventative measures and coronavirus symptoms, so parents can protect their families.  

Making sure children can keep learning

  • Helping children to learn remotely by giving guidance to parents on how to support their children’s learning.
  • Getting books and educational resources to the poorest families - and supporting children to return to school when it’s safe.
  • In North West Syria we are distributing mobile sim cards that allow families to connect to the internet where possible and access learning materials. 

 

How your donations help

Your support can help provide:

  • £17 could provide training for local health workers
  • £39 could buy handwashing kits to families to help protect themselves against COVID-19
  • £128 could buy 15 litres of disinfectant to help sanitise a medical clinic
  • £2,818 could buy 250 children in Yemen a  ‘school in a bag’ kit to make sure kids don’t miss out on their education

Save the Children is working closely with the Ministry of Health in Sudan to support health centres to prepare for and respond to the coronavirus outbreak.


With our support, the Khartoum Teaching Hospital Isolation Center was equipped with medical equipment and devices, 1,500 Personal Protective equipment sets (PPEs) were provided, 8 suction machines and 2 monitors along with 100 hospital bed and 100 bed sheets. Photos have been provided and some broll along with a staff interview will be added next week.

The team also provided 100 cabinets, 3 infusion pumps, 12 Syringe Pumps and installed partitions as well as rehabilitating the water system and electricity. The centre’s internal space was rehabilitated, toilets were restored and the centre was completely sterilised, and the team also incorporated coronavirus awareness and prevention messaging in the building.    

Helping children in the UK

Here at home, the families of our poorest kids are struggling even more than they were before to make ends meet. 

That’s why we've acted quickly to put in place an emergency grants programme. 

The grants will help them purchase basic items and food. These are small grants – but they can make a big difference. 

In the UK, your donations can provide household items and help with bills to families in crisis.

Find out more about our coronavirus response in the UK.

Your donation will support communities directly affected by this crisis, both in the UK and globally. Where donations exceed the appeal target, they will be used wherever the need is greatest

 

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