Aerial view of temporary shelters built on hillside in Balikhali camp, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Image credit: Saikat Mojumder – Plan International
COVID-19 is a public health emergency unlike anything we’ve ever seen. With mass quarantines and nation-wide shutdowns, this global pandemic is drastically impacting all of our lives. But the threat it poses to children and families living in vulnerable communities around the world - be it refugee camps, remote regions of Asia and the Pacific or food-insecure countries in southern Africa – is catastrophic.
We know that the easiest way to halt the spread of coronavirus is through practising social distancing and good hygiene. But in sprawling refugee camps like Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, entire families live crammed into tents or temporary shelters without access to soap, water, or basic sanitation and hygiene.
Without the basics of soap and water they need to protect themselves, already vulnerable communities will be decimated once COVID-19 hits. And if that happens, millions of children will lose carers, education and protection.
That’s where we urgently need you.
With more than 80 years of experience, Plan International is expertly placed to respond to this crisis. By supporting vulnerable communities around the world with hygiene kits, access to clean water, handwashing guidance and public health information, you can help stop the spread of COVID-19.
We cannot afford to wait on this. Will you donate today to help halt the spread of coronavirus?