The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a global pandemic as coronavirus rapidly spreads across the world. As the virus takes a firmer hold across the Middle East, there are growing concerns over the catastrophic impact a major outbreak will have in refugee camps across the region.
In the Gaza Strip, livelihoods and essential services have been decimated by 14 years of siege and families are facing a devastating humanitarian crisis. The coronavirus outbreak could push vital services to the brink of collapse, leaving many powerless in their efforts to protect themselves and their loved ones.
Across refugee camps in Lebanon, one in three people have been diagnosed with a chronic illness such as hypertension, cancer and diabetes. Despite their increased health needs, medical facilities in refugee camps are woefully underfunded and many will be unable to access vital health services.
Across Palestinian refugee camps, families are bracing themselves for the devastating impact coronavirus will bring to the elderly and people with underlying health conditions. They urgently need your support as they try to keep themselves safe.
SEND URGENT MEDICAL, FOOD AND WATER AID
Interpal is providing emergency medical aid where most needed, as well as food packs and clean, safe water to families in urgent need across its areas of operation. As the coronavirus continues to spread across the region, you can provide families with a vital lifeline of support during these uncertain times. To donate, please call us now on 020 8961 9993.
SEND A HYGIENE KIT TO A REFUGEE FAMILY TODAY
Interpal is responding to the needs set out by its field staff as they build plans to protect vulnerable refugee families. Our teams are supplying hygiene kits to families across refugee camps, which they can use to help stop the spread of infection. Each family hygiene kit contains:
- Hand sanitiser
- Face mask
- Rubbing alcohol
- Household bleach
Text HYGIENEKIT to 70085 to donate £20 or call us on 020 8961 9993.
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