Coronavirus Global Solidarity Fund
Published 19th March 2020
“We cannot forget migrants, we cannot forget undocumented workers, we cannot forget prisoners in prisons.” Dr Michael J Ryan, Executive Director, WHO Health Emergencies Programme on why we mustn’t forget the vulnerable and excluded when tackling Coronavirus.
Doctors of the World is committed to helping these groups. That’s why today we’ve launched our Coronoavirus Global Solidarity Fund. This emergency fund will help keep our services for the most vulnerable running through, and beyond, the current crisis. Please, if you can, do give today .
We’re all worried and a little scared
Coronavirus is making us all feel nervous, agitated and worried. It is an unprecedented time in our recent history and we need to come together to overcome this terrifying pandemic.
This is all putting a great strain on healthcare around the world. We know from experience that when this happens it is often the most vulnerable groups of people that are hit hardest.
Here at Doctors of the World, we are working with our colleagues and partners to do all we can to mitigate the impact of this global pandemic.
As you can imagine, this costs money. That’s why today I’d like to ask you to give to our Coronoavirus Global Solidarity Fund. We will use this money to continue to provide our services and help those most in need.
Some of this will help us continue our ‘business as usual’ work and some will be for new projects that arise from the emergency.
We’re already adapting our work to help
For example, we have already translated advice for patients in 49 languages. These were produced in partnership with the Red Cross, Migrant Help and Clear Voice at no charge to patients. As guidance changes, we will update these.
As Dr Ryan ends by saying:
‘We’re in this together, and I hope we can finish this together’
Please, if you can, give generously now. Together we can help those who need us most.