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.