We're well-placed to respond to this emergency, but we need your help.
DEC’s 14 member charities have been responding to the world’s worst humanitarian crises for decades, many of which involve refugees and displaced people. DEC member charities have extensive experience dealing with disease outbreaks such as cholera, Ebola, malaria and HIV/Aids.
This is how Action Against Hunger is responding to the crisis:
- Somalia: We're supporting the only quarantine hospital in the capital, Mogadishu. We're also supporting the government's response with vehicles, emergency staff and contact tracing, as well as supplying testing kits and personal protective equipment.
- South Sudan: We're raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of Covid-19 in rural communities to help prevent the spread of the virus. At our stabilisation centres, we've also installed handwashing stations and promoted social distancing.
- Yemen: Despite travel restrictions, our teams have continued their life-saving programmes treating children for malnutrition. In the health facilities and villages we support, we have taken steps to reduce coronavirus cases through awareness raising campaigns, installing handwashing stations and improving the water supply.
People who have suffered so much need your help now more than ever to face this new threat.
Just £50 could provide essential hygiene kits to two displaced families.
Please note all donations are restricted to Action Against Hunger's response to coronavirus in Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. However, if there is a spike in cases in another country then funds may be allocated elsewhere.