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Children affected
by Coronavirus

Mariama, an Ebola survivor, hangs heavy duty personal protection gloves on a line to dry.

£5,000 could provide 166,666 pairs of disposable gloves for health workers.

In Japan, a medical worker tests a boy for radioactive contamination in an emergency evacuation centre for people living within 20-kilometres of the damaged Fukushima nuclear reactors, in Fukushima Prefecture. Medical workers and evacuees at the centre are wearing surgical masks. Photo: Unicef Japan/2011/Dean

£10,000 could provide full kits to 323 health workers, including boots, gloves, masks and coveralls.

On 2 April 2020, Mohammad, 11, holds a bread bag containing messages raising awareness on issues around the 2019 novel coronavirus, in the al-Zebdieh neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syrian Arab Republic.

£25,000 could provide 19,230 sets of vented goggles to protect health workers.

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Help stop the spread of infection

More than 130,000,000 people are affected by the outbreak of a Novel Coronavirus across more than 180 countries and territories. As cases continue to rise worldwide, UNICEF is on the ground working to protect affected children and families. Please donate now.

On 11th March 2020, The World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 a pandemic due to the disease’s geographical spread. The impact of a large-scale outbreak on children, especially poor and vulnerable children, would be immense. Children are at risk from the disease, but also from the disruption to health and education services, impacts on caregivers, and separation from family members.

UNICEF is helping to prevent the spread of Coronavirus by supplying vital medical supplies (such as gloves and masks), educating communities and implementing prevention campaigns. Our priority is to stop the spread of this new virus.

If you’d like to know more about Coronavirus and UNICEF’s response, please see our FAQ page. This page includes guidance to support parents in talking to their children about Coronavirus.

How your donation helps

UNICEF has been working closely with Government authorities and the World Health Organisation since the onset of the outbreak. Our actions to prevent the spread of disease have included launching handwashing campaigns across the region to improve preventative practices amongst children and the general public.

UNICEF is providing personal protection for health workers; hygiene materials for thousands of schools, public health facilities and other public places; and support with health education messaging. This includes essential health worker supplies such as goggles, surgical gowns, face masks and disposable gloves. A gift of £5000 could help provide 166,666 pairs of protective gloves for health workers, while £10,000 could help provide 11,111 surgical masks to help prevent the spread of disease.

Please donate now

Your donation will go directly towards funding UNICEF’s work to support children and families affected by Novel Coronavirus. In the unlikely event that the funds raised exceed UNICEF’s funding requirements for this appeal, your gift would go to our Children’s Emergency Fund.