UNICEF and Table Manners: Save Generation Covid
“Coronavirus has changed all our lives and threatens the most vulnerable children and families across the world. Sometimes staying at home isn’t an option. How can you stay at home when you’ve been forced to flee?” – Jessie Ware, UNICEF UK Ambassador.
You may have heard Jessie Ware talking with fellow UNICEF UK Ambassador Michael Sheen about this crisis on her podcast ‘Table Manners’ – find out more below.
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.
Coronavirus outbreaks will be especially catastrophic in refugee camps such as Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, where social distancing is almost impossible. With an increasing number of cases in the Cox’s Bazar district, UNICEF is working to prevent the spread by supplying families in the camps with safe drinking water and hygiene supplies like soap, as well as providing life-saving food for malnourished children.
A whole generation of children is in danger. We need your help now to save #GenerationCovid.
The impact of a large-scale outbreak on children, especially poor and vulnerable children, has been immense. Coronavirus threatens children already weakened by war, disease, hunger and poverty, whose very survival depends on health care, life-saving food, clean water and medical supplies. New research shows that 1.2 million children could die over the next six months due to the reduction of services – that’s a staggering 6000 children a day, or a child every 15 seconds.
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.
Whether you found this page from Jessie Ware’s podcast ‘Table Manners’ or not, thank you in advance for any donation you can make.