COVID-19 Emergency Appeal COVID-19 Emergency Appeal

Help stop the spread of COVID-19

COVID-19 Coronavirus has now reached some of the world’s most poverty-stricken and conflict-ravaged communities where healthcare systems are already weak and under-resourced, and supplies have been wiped out by disaster or conflict. The first cases have just been confirmed in Syria and near Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. These are places where physical distancing is near impossible, and clean water and soap are luxuries. A COVID-19 outbreak in these environments will be catastrophic.

We need to act now by getting people critical soap, clean water and information on how to prevent the spread of the virus before it’s too late.

CARE is doing this urgent work, which could be the difference between life and death for thousands of people, and will be vital in stopping the spread throughout communities who have already endured so much. We have already reached more than 9 million people with hygiene messages, and helped more than 2.6 million people access clean water. We’re also helping people get better information—with more than 5.3 million getting direct training, and 193 million accessing information about COVID-19 through mass media that CARE is supporting.

Your donation to CARE today could help provide hygiene kits, clean water and emergency supplies to the most vulnerable families, and help stop the spread while we still can. You will also be helping to ensure that CARE can continue our lifesaving work in all the countries impacted by COVID-19.

CARE’s global COVID-19 response

18.6 million
people reached directly

69 countries
responding

2.6 million people
with clean water

1.8 million people
received hygiene kits

193.7 million reached
through mass media

1.5 million people
with nutritious food

10.1 million reached
through direct dialogue

515 thousand
received cash/vouchers

3.4 million updated
on GBV services

1.6 million received
SRHR services

Medical equipment distribution in Luangnamatha Province, Laos.
Water tank for hand washing installed in Palu, Jakarta.

Donate by phone

Call 1800 020 046 toll free and pay by credit card.

Donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Donations over $2 are tax deductible. Your donation will go where it is needed most at this time. You are helping families living in poverty, many without access to healthcare and sanitation. Together we can help save lives and provide the most vulnerable with the critical assistance they so desperately need.

*Image from existing CARE water and sanitation project © Josh Estey/CARE.