Save Generation Covid

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Children affected
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Rita Ora at home for Generation Covid

£24 could provide a child with the life-saving food they need for a month to help treat deadly malnutrition.

Girl being assisted with wearing a mask

£10 could help provide vital medical supplies.

£5 could provide soap to stop the spread of the disease.

£43 could provide 1,680 pairs of disposable gloves for health workers.

£30 could provide safe, clean water for one family.

Girl being assisted with wearing a mask

£10 could help provide vital medical supplies.

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Rita Ora at home for Generation Covid

“I’m so honoured to perform straight from my home to support UNICEF’s largest ever appeal, Save Generation Covid. Around the world, Coronavirus is disrupting everything – it’s closing schools, stopping babies getting vital vaccines and making life in disaster zones even tougher. A whole generation of children are in danger.

Music really does have the power to change the world and I hope this concert will raise vital funds to help protect children from the impact of Coronavirus. As a Unicef UK Ambassador, I have seen the incredible work UNICEF delivers firsthand, so I encourage everyone to dig deep and give whatever they can. Together we can help stop the spread of Coronavirus and limit the impact on children’s lives.” Rita Ora, Unicef UK Ambassador

Watch now: Rita shares how you can help save a child's life

Coronavirus is the biggest global crisis for children since World War Two.

6000 children could die every day in the next six months as coronavirus weakens national health systems and disrupts vital services. Unicef is concerned that the spread of coronavirus in Yemen is likely to be devastating. Only one in three people have access to running water, very few people have soap, and many healthcare facilities are closed or only able to provide a very basic service. Any outbreak will place even greater demands on medical staff and already scarce hospital resources such as gloves, soap and ventilators.

A whole generation of children is in danger. We need your help now to save #GenerationCovid

Siham Anis Ali Ahmed Al-Bahri, 9-years-old, and her little brother, receives health supplies in Hadramout Governorate, Yemen

Siham, 9-years-old, and her little brother, receive health supplies in Hadramout Governorate, Yemen

Help us protect these vulnerable children and their families. Please donate now.

How your donation helps

Unicef has been working closely with governments and the World Health Organization (WHO) since the start of the coronavirus outbreak. Your donations will help to limit the spread of the virus, protect keyworkers, and reduce the impact on some of the world’s most vulnerable children and families.

Our work includes:

  • providing medical supplies to the frontline, such as surgical gloves and protective equipment
  • health care support for vulnerable communities
  • soap and clean water facilities
  • access to education and child protection services
  • handwashing campaigns and sharing information on how communities can best protect themselves.

Your donation can make a real difference. Just £30 could provide a full kit to protect a health-worker on the frontline, including gloves, masks and coveralls, while just £43 could help provide 1,680 pairs of disposable gloves for health workers.

Please donate now

For the first 6 months, monthly donations made to this appeal will go towards funding Unicef’s work to support children affected by coronavirus. After that donations will go to our Children’s Emergency Fund, to save and protect children in emergencies around the world, including coronavirus and other emergencies where funds are most needed. In the unlikely event that the funds raised exceed Unicef’s funding requirements for this appeal, your one off or monthly gift will also go to our Children’s Emergency Fund.

If you’d like to learn more about what you can do at home, visit our Coronavirus FAQ page. This page includes guidance on how parents can talk to their children about coronavirus.

Unicef UK Ambassador Eddie Izzard with Zawahir (7) and her brother Ziad (10), which are refugee children from Yemen

Rita's fellow Unicef UK Ambassador Eddie Izzard with Zawahir and her brother Ziad , refugee children from Yemen, Eddie's country of birth