Our global coronavirus response

1.5M

people reached

1,632

hand-washing stations installed

82,980

hygiene kits distributed

253,014

personal hygiene messages distributed

Coronavirus is spreading in some of the world’s poorest communities.

Millions do not have access to healthcare. Vital medical supplies are scarce. And for many families, being in lockdown means they are no longer able to earn money to feed their children. In places where malnutrition is already a problem, even more people face starvation.

Some of the most vulnerable people – refugees and families who have fled violence – now face a new deadly threat. Many are living in crowded camps with little access to clean water or basic items like soap to protect themselves against the virus.

 

HOW WE ARE RESPONDING

Tearfund is present in more than 50 countries and we are doing all we can to stand with the most vulnerable people at this time. We are adapting our programmes and finding new ways to safely support people in need, making sure no one is left behind.

Our local partners are on the frontlines working hard to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the most vulnerable communities. This includes:

Installing
hand-washing
stations

Installing hand-washing stations

Delivering vital hygiene supplies such as soap and hand sanitizer

Providing
emergency food packages

Providing emergency food packages

Sharing educational information about coronavirus, including how to stop the spread

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Our local partners are on the frontlines, providing life-saving support to vulnerable communities at risk of coronavirus. But they need your help now.

  • £54 could provide 18 families with a month’s supply of life-saving essentials such as soap and disinfectant
  • £82 could provide health training and food support to five families over three months

Please give generously today. You will be saving lives.

help tackle coronavirus

Where we are working

SOUTH SUDAN

AFGHANISTAN

BANGLADESH

Prayer Guide

It can be difficult to know where to start when praying for a crisis as large as coronavirus. That’s why we’ve created this simple prayer guide.

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Recorded Talk

Ruth Koch, Tearfund’s Northern Ireland Director, shares how the church can be a light in the midst of crisis.

Watch

Prayer Slides

These slides can easily be shared online with your congregation to use during times of prayer and worship.

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Practicals tools and guides

We’ve created a wide range of practical tools and guides to support churches and organisations serving vulnerable communities during the pandemic.

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REQUEST A CHURCH SPEAKER

We have a team of excellent speakers who would be happy to join your online service and share how Tearfund is responding to the pandemic. We can offer 15 minute or 5 minute talks, prerecorded or live, depending on how your church is meeting. We would really appreciate the opportunity to involve your congregation in what we are doing around the world.

TEDDINGTON OFFICE UPDATE

Our Teddington office is COVID-19 Secure and is open to a limited number of staff. We are not accepting visitors until 12 October 2020 at the earliest.

Our Action Plan summarises the approach we are taking to ensure that our UK offices are COVID-19 Secure". We have properly assessed the risk of COVID-19 to our staff and visitors and we have taken appropriate measures to mitigate this risk, as detailed in our COVID-19 Secure Risk Assessment.

LATEST UPDATES

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