Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Coronavirus Appeal

Tuesday 14 July 2020

Sky News is supporting the DEC's launch of a new appeal to raise funds to deliver lifesaving aid such as clean water, soap and PPE equipment to help save millions of lives at stake as Covid-19 hits refugee camps and war-torn countries like Yemen, Syria, Somalia and South Sudan.

Here in the UK we’ve all had to make sacrifices to protect each other and save lives during the coronavirus pandemic and witnessed the incredible dedication of our amazing NHS staff.

But as lockdown lifts here, people around the world need our help – families who have fled violence, conflict and hunger in countries where there is no NHS if they fall ill.

Many are now living in crowded refugee and displacement camps with little access to medical care, clean water or enough food, making them extremely vulnerable to coronavirus. In these places, the virus is likely to be even more deadly than it has been here.

But, as we have seen in the UK, simple measures can make a huge difference. If we act now to protect millions of vulnerable refugees and displaced people, many lives can be saved.

Your support will help:

  • provide families with clean water, soap and information on keeping themselves safe
  • provide frontline medical and aid workers with equipment and supplies to care for the vulnerable and sick
  • ensure families get enough food to prevent malnutrition, particularly amongst children

To support the appeal donate £10 by texting the word SKY to 70150. Or call the 24-hour hotline on 0370 60 60 900. You can also donate on line at dec.org.uk.

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