CARE International UK

Coronavirus Emergency Appeal

Right now, millions of lives are at stake as coronavirus hits refugee camps and war-torn countries like Yemen, Syria, and South Sudan. For people living in these fragile places where everyday survival is a struggle, the virus will have devastating consequences. They need urgent help.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 14 July 2020 to 12:00 PM, 11 August 2020

Registered Charity in England and Wales (292506)

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  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief


  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls


Multiple locations


In places like the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, families who have been forced to flee their homes face a deadly new threat, having already lost everything. Overcrowded living conditions and lack of access to clean water and washing facilities, mean the impact of Covid-19 here would be catastrophic. In countries like Yemen, where people are living with conflict and war with weak health systems and existing issues such as malnutrition, the effects of the virus could be disastrous.


Your donation could help provide hygiene kits, hand washing stations and access to clean water for those who desperately need it. It could help give vulnerable communities training in hygiene practices, or provide PPE for frontline medical staff. Your gift could support families who are already deprived with food assistance, to cushion the impact of the virus. We’re delivering vital aid now, but urgently need your help to scale up our response to prevent countless cases and save lives.

  • “Before, I wasn’t washing my hands correctly. After CARE awareness, I wash them correctly and I have started to teach my friends.”

    — A girl being taught how to wash her hands by a CARE community health volunteer in Yemen.