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Emergency coronavirus appeal to protect the world’s most vulnerable people

Emergency coronavirus appeal to protect the world’s most vulnerable people

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been spreading rapidly, and has now affected more than 200 countries; claiming hundreds of thousands of lives. At times of crisis, people with disabilities are at greatest risk – wherever you live in the world.

Jaonna is a CBM Staff and nurse tutor at MICEI
Empty day-care unit of CBM partner Biratnagar Eye Hospital.
Dr. Lisbon Aliraki (head of department ABD and at the same time project manager)

Here at CBM, we are doing everything we can to respond as effectively and quickly as possible. We’re urgently adapting our current healthcare and community programmes and our Humanitarian Response team is providing vital technical expertise so that people with disabilities can access help.

Even though we can no longer travel to overseas projects from the UK, we continue to work closely with our Country Offices and local partners in Africa and Asia.

Our colleagues are reporting many cases and our partner hospitals have been trying desperately to protect both health workers and patients, but many lack the basic essentials like sanitiser or face masks.

Movement restrictions to prevent the spread of the virus are creating further complications; forcing much of our work to be scaled back, leaving very vulnerable people without the help they desperately need.

Please, make a donation today and help us support people living with disability in the world’s poorest places where the impact of this crisis could be devastating.


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